Remedy has not ruled out a return to the Alan Wake franchise despite moving onto fresh ideas with the recently-announced Control.

Speaking with DualShockers at E3, Remedy's Mikael Kasurinen said that the studio as a whole is keen to see a new Alan Wake game, and crucially still owns the rights to the much-loved IP.

'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. We all love Alan Wake at Remedy and I think all of us want to see a new Alan Wake game. I just want to say that out loud. Unfortunately, I can’t speak to it anymore than that. We’ll see what happens with Alan Wake next but we all want to see it happen, absolutely,' he said.

Alan Wake was released on Xbox 360 back in 2010, and follows the titular hero as he explores a picturesque town while battling against shadow creatures known as the Taken. It may sound lame on paper, but it's actually brilliant stuff, combining satisfying gunplay and compelling storytelling in one action-packed, horror-scented package.

It also has one of the best gaming soundtracks out there, including a couple of tracks by the brilliantly-named Old Gods of Asgard. 

Alan Wake was supported by two DLC adventures and a spinoff, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, but a true sequel has never seen the light of day.

Meanwhile, Control was announced at E3 last week and is due for release in 2019 on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

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