Lake confirmed that AWE will definitely explore the events of Alan Wake. “I can say that you will find out more about the Bureau’s research on what happened in Alan Wake and where they are with it today,” he added.
Alan Wake, which released ten years ago, famously has an obscure conclusion. The two-part DLC story line – The Signal and The Writer – later helped clarify and extend certain plot elements, but to this day many players remain confused as to exactly what happened. Now that Remedy has built a shared universe for its games, the AWE expansion provides a new opportunity to clear up what happened in the strange town of Bright Falls.
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AWE will be the second expansion to Control, following The Foundation, which our review explains is a wonderful return to the weird world of the Federal Bureau of Control. After that, Remedy is embarking on two more next-gen games set in the same franchise.
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