The last big game that Remedy Entertainment released a few years ago was Alan Wake. It has been hard at work since then and will soon release Quantum Break. Recently a trademark filing was spotted which led to speculation that perhaps the developer was working on an Alan Wake sequel. It was just confusion which has now been cleared up. The trademark filing doesn’t point at an Alan Wake sequel, merely a TV show.

The trademark filing for “Alan Wake’s Return” was spotted a couple of weeks ago and that led many to believe that a sequel was in the pipeline. One can easily come to that conclusion given the name makes it seem like so but it’s not the truth.

Creative director Sam Lake has confirmed that Alan Wake’s Return isn’t actually the sequel to this game, it’s a TV show in the live-action Quantum Break series with live-action mini episodes in which Lake himself stars.

So why the trademark application? Lake tells Kotaku that “a big part of the trademarking process all in all is the legalities of it,” and that for now there’s no real news about anything related to the future of Alan Wake.

He doesn’t completely rule out the possibility of a sequel, mentioning that the studio is looking at a number of possibilities, but nothing concrete so far.

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