The Publishing Rights for Both Games Are Owned by Microsoft

If you’re waiting on a sequel to Alan Wake or Quantum Break then the developer of both games, Remedy Entertainment, says that the sequels will have to be approved by Microsoft.

Quantum Break

Speaking with, Remedy CEO Tero Virtala said that since Alan Wake was made in “collaboration with Microsoft” and Quantum Break is an IP that’s owned by Microsoft then the sequels to both those games would need their say so.

“They decided not to take it further,” said Virtala of Microsoft’s decision on the Quantum Break sequel.

In regards to an Alan Wake sequel, Virtala’s comments somewhat contradict what was said by a Remedy director back in June. “So we own the Alan Wake IP, yes. I just want to say right away that it’s very dear to us and close to our hearts,” said Mikael Kasurinen, a Remedy developer for their upcoming game, Control. “We all love Alan Wake at Remedy and I think all of us want to see a new Alan Wake game.”


It is unclear how much of the Alan Wake IP is owned by Microsoft or Remedy Entertainment so COGconnected has contacted Remedy for clarification and will update the story if we get a response.