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Treatment artistic director Sam Lake simply dropped an enormous bombshell on Management followers: one of many recreation’s coming expansions ties on to Alan Wake, a well-loved Treatment recreation from a decade in the past. Lake shared a picture on Twitter that present’s the studio’s plans for post-release content material for Management, teasing a photograph mode, a brand new recreation mode, and two upcoming expansions.
The final of these expansions, AWE, appears prefer it’ll hyperlink the 2 video games much more explicitly than Management already does.
Lake and Treatment have not truly confirmed that Alan Wake is coming to Management, however the tease is fairly apparent. The picture for the AWE enlargement makes use of the Alan Wake font, with two photos filling within the letters. The highest picture appears like the duvet of Alan Wake, which options Alan with a flashlight standing within the Washington forest (it appears like the underside picture is one among Management protagonist Jesse Faden preventing the Hiss within the Federal Bureau of Management). And whereas AWE stands for Altered World Occasion in Management, it may additionally stand for Alan Wake Expertise. In Treatment’s recreation Quantum Break, there is a reference to each reads on the acronym.
Management and Alan Wake are separate tales, however hints, paperwork, and Easter eggs in Management present that each tales happen in the identical universe. There’s additionally a big quantity of proof in Management that hyperlinks it to Alan Wake, suggesting the place the story has gone within the 10 years since Alan Wake was launched, and teasing the continuation of that story.
The picture additionally provides a rundown of all the opposite post-release content material we are able to anticipate for Management. Coming first, in Fall 2019, is a Photograph Mode, adopted by the Expeditions recreation mode in December. In response to Treatment’s press launch on its upcoming DLC, the mode gives “difficult new end-game content material through which Jesse should assist Safety Chief Arish discover the mysterious Formation and its unusual environment. Right here you’ll face a number of the biggest challenges the Oldest Home has to throw at you.” Each Photograph Mode and Expeditions are free.
However extra story is coming, based on Lake, who wrote, “There may be extra… extra secrets and techniques, extra mysteries….” The primary enlargement, The Basis, is dated for early 2020, and AWE is coming in mid-2020. “The Basis will delve into the historical past of the Oldest Home,” the press launch says. “On the request of the ever-mysterious Board, Jesse should discover what lies beneath the Bureau as she returns order to the Basis and the Oldest Home itself.”
As for AWE, the discharge says it “will take Jesse into a brand new space of the Oldest Home, the Investigations Sector, the place the Bureau carefully examines Altered World Occasions.” In response to paperwork present in Management, the occasions of Alan Wake within the city of Shiny Falls are simply one of many Altered World Occasions the Bureau of Management has investigated. Each The Basis and AWE are included within the Management Season Move, which is able to run you $25.