Remedy's 2010 supernatural shooter Alan Wake could be remastered, thanks to an updated listing on Epic Games Store.
Seen by the magnet of industry events Wario64, a site tracker for Epic Games Store, detected changes to a code-named list HeronStaging added a reference to Alan Wake Remastered’s cloud storage folder. Another item was detected, Pineapple QA, with a similar trick for Final Fantasy 7 Remastered, which currently has no release date scheduled for PC.
The list of Final Fantasy VII remakes has been found on the backend of Epic Games Store https://t.co/u9G8OE7YNkas and Alan Wake Remastered https://t.co/MZwo0hbR6u pic.twitter.com / XqU0jhr48IJune 18, 2021
As he points out VGCThe 12-month exclusivity period for Final Fantasy 7 on PlayStation consoles expired this April, although Square has not made formal announcements for other platforms. However, the publisher recently brought the entire Kingdom Hearts series to PC for the first time via Epic.
Meanwhile, Remedy is working closely with Epic on two major projects: a "AAA cross-platform game" plus a small-scale game supposedly set in the same universe. Remedy has also led to his return to Alan Wake as part of a Remedy Connected Universe. If one of these two games is, in fact, a new Alan Wake, it’s not hard to imagine the smaller project to be a remaster of the 11-year-old original.
It is worth noting that at the time of writing, both references have been removed from the EpicData Tracker. Neither Alan Wake Remastered nor an FF7R release on Epic have been officially confirmed, but both are starting to look very likely.