Over the years, Remedy has been developing games through its Northlight game engine. It is precisely thanks to this engine that Sam Lake, the studio’s creative director, claims that Alan Wake 2 will set a new standard in terms of visual quality.
“Alan Wake 2 is going to be by far the most beautiful game Remedy has ever played,” said Lake during an interview with IGN.
Although Remedy has signed an agreement with Epic Games to produce Alan Wake 2, Lake says the studio will not use Unreal Engine 5 but will continue to work with Northlight.
“Alan Wake 2 is going to be developed in Northlight. We feel that especially for this type of experience where atmosphere and styling are more important than ever, is that we know Northlight so well, that we can focus on some things and bring others into forward.”
Remedy Entertainment developed the Northlight engine, made thinking of the narrative elements that the studio uses in their games. This includes an emphasis on cinematic realism, realistic characters, large-scale destruction, a believable physical system, among other things. In addition to Alan Wake 2, Northlight is also being used in CrossfireX campaigns, which Remedy is developing for Smilegate.
Alan Wake 2 was officially unveiled during The Game Awards and is described as Remedy’s first survival horror.