In a recent post on social media, it was confirmed that Alan Wake 2 will still keep the third-person perspective in gameplay just like the original.
Even though at The Game Awards 2021 the trailer shown only revealed a small glimpse of what is to come, Remedy Entertainment shared some new details today on the official Twitter account of Sam Lake about the upcoming and most anticipated sequel. At TGA 2021, it was confirmed that it will not be about pure horror and will become a survival horror game. Some fans thought that this will ultimately change some gameplay mechanics especially the perspective. Fortunately, that is not the case.
According to Lake, Alan Wake 2 will keep the third-person perspective in gameplay just like the original game. He did not divulge specifics, but it seems this is one of the elements that they could not change since this what made Alan Wake a horror game. Some other game mechanics might change, but many are glad the third-person perspective stayed.
Another detail Lake shared was the return of the original cast. He specified two cast members will be returning to reprise their roles in the game and these will be the ones handling the Alan Wake character. Matthew Porretta, the voice of Alan Wake, will be doing his voice again in the sequel and Ilkka Villi will be coming back into motion capture as the model of the protagonist.
It seems these details will be the only ones shared as Lake stated that the dev team will be going dark to continue to work. Hopefully, more details will be shared by the team at a later time to give us some insight on the sequel.
Alan Wake 2 launches in 2023 for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S.