Sami Antero Järvi, recognized to most by the pen identify Sam Lake, has been at Treatment Leisure for his total profession. He has been writing Treatment video games ever since 1996’s Loss of life Rally, although it was when his face was used for the protagonist of Max Payne that he actually grew to become well-known.
That custom has been renewed with the studio’s most up-to-date launch, Alan Wake 2, which dropped final Friday to widespread acclaim. Within the survival horror recreation, Sam Lake carried out full movement seize (together with face scanning) for Alex Casey, the FBI accomplice of playable protagonist Saga Anderson.
Chatting with GQ about his future as a part of Alan Wake 2 launch protection, Sam Lake mentioned he might retire sooner or later, however not earlier than telling another tales he is conceived. He referenced one particularly: a big-budget darkish gothic fantasy recreation.
So, again to your query. Would I ever do the rest? Yeah. I am nonetheless considering that I’ll. There might be a time once I retire. It is simply that… this has all been so partaking. There are different tales I might like to inform.
One was this loopy, large price range, darkish gothic fantasy, which I haven’t used for something but…
This temporary tease was greater than sufficient to get followers questioning what it might be wish to play such a recreation made by Treatment. Wouldn’t it be an open world recreation? In a current interview with Wccftech, Sam Lake mentioned:
In some methods, I really feel that Management was a step in that course in a profitable approach. I imply, it was this sort of a semi open world hub design, which we’re doing now in Alan Wake 2. The longer term will present how far we might need to go in that course with future video games.
As engaging because the premise sounds, there isn’t any telling if Sam Lake’s want will come true. In spite of everything, Treatment is already busy with 4 different initiatives: Management 2, a multiplayer Management spin-off, the Max Payne remakes for Rockstar, and their first reside service recreation codenamed Vanguard.
Sam Lake might be 54 subsequent March, and even with Treatment’s industry-leading growth tempo, it is probably not till the subsequent decade earlier than the studio is within the place to execute the author’s idea. Let’s hope he does not retire earlier than that occurs.