Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Says ‘Alan Wake 2,’ New IP Could Come In 2016, Dashes Hopes Of Streaming To Xbox 360

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed some big news on Twitter, suggesting that Alan Wake 2 could see the light of day along with a couple of new IPs in the foreseeable future.

On the social media platform, he went on to respond to fans, taking on a range of topics. First off, he said that 2016 is looking pretty good for Xbox.

This year could have a lot more in store compared with 2015, he said. Although last year was quite a good year too, with huge titles such as Rise of the Tomb Raider and Halo 5: Guardians headlining the gaming platform.

Next up, fans will be delighted to know Spencer mentioned that the team is looking to roll out a couple of limited editions, which might apply to each and every game.

Now, the most awesome snippet from the talk is the one concerning Alan Wake 2.

With Quantum Break set to go official on April 5, 2016, it’s only natural for Remedy Entertainment to have its plate full at the moment. What’s more, this development is more or less just a tentative plan of releasing a sequel of the psychological horror game, so it could take a while before it actually materializes.

The possibility of Alan Wake 2 stirred the gaming community, as the first installment has quite an impressive fan base. Critics positively reviewed Alan Wake because of how well it was made overall, not to mention that it earned a spot in Time’s 2010 list of the best video games.

On the downside, it appears that streaming to the Xbox 360 is far from the team’s current plans.

On the other side, Spencer wishes everyone a happy new year, kicking things off on a positive note.

It seems that 2016 is shaping up to be one heck of a year for the Xbox, where players can even “start the new year off right” via the Games with Gold program. This month’s free games include Thief, Killer Instinct and Zheroes for the Xbox One. As for the Xbox 360, DiRT Showdown and Deus Ex: Human Revolution are up for grabs.

“You’ve probably dropped a bunch of holiday cash on gifts for yourself and others, and heck, maybe you’ve thrown a lavish new year’s party. We know how it is. But dang it, you still want to play some hot new games. Well, don’t worry: Games with Gold is coming to the rescue!” said Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire editor-in-chief, making a compelling case for gamers everywhere to take up the offer.

Also, while there’s nothing wrong in waiting with bated breath for Alan Wake 2, let’s not get ahead of ourselves and forget about Quantum Break. Remedy’s upcoming game is shrouded in mystery, where the Game Awards 2015 cinematic trailer raises more questions than answers.

[“source-techtimes”]