Remedy has confirmed during Sony’s State of Play that Control’s second expansion AWE will be released on August 27th, and there is a warning to stay in the light. Hmm, I wonder what other Remedy game had light as a key focus? AWE stands for Altered World Events but there is a lot of speculation that it will have some focus on Alan Wake. There is already in game confirmation that the events of Alan Wake are part of the same universe as Control and there is more than a little bit of evidence that the Bureau had some interest in Alan.
The description reads:
“As Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, Jesse Faden must enter the Investigations Sector and confront the creature lurking within this long-abandoned part of the Bureau. This threat has haunted the sector for years, waiting on the other side of the sealed Firebreak. In order to reclaim the Investigations Sector from its clutches, Jesse will need to explore the numerous Altered World Events investigated here, including one from the town of Bright Falls.”
For those keen observers you will remember that Bright Falls is where the events of Alan Wake took place. Basically, expect Alan to pop up in AWE when it launches on August 27th. In our review for Control I wrote: