A couple of days ago a mysterious Alan Wake's Return trademark filled by Remedy Entertainment was spotted on the European Union Trademark Database by a NeoGAF user. Now the studio behind the original Alan Wake hinted at a return of the unlucky horror novelist in their upcoming action game Quantum Break. As reported by Polygon, in one of the first in-game sequences the player can find a TV which plays a cinematic trailer for a live-action Alan Wake adaptation. At the end of the trailer we can see a title card: “Return”. This is also the name of the collectible manuscript pages in Alan Wake's American Nightmare DLC. Polygon also found this:
A possible explanation for this is an in-game Alan Wake television mini-series. After all, Remedy have been known for putting TV shows in their games, starting with The Adventures of Captain BaseBallBat-Boy in the first Max Payne. However, it may also be a hint on something bigger, a real show perhaps, or maybe the next Alan Wake game, which we know is going to happen.
In other news on Quantum Break, the live-action series related to the game’s main story will be streamed to your PC, instead of being installed on your hard disk. This is in order to save disc space, and it’s probably for the best – do you imagine storing several 20-minute-long 4K videos on your hard drive? On the other hand, it also means that a stable internet connection is needed in order to enjoy the full Quantum Break experience.