There’s nothing really surprising or new about this Alan Wake 2 gameplay demo – it’s very much the cinematic third-person shooter you may be expecting. The bottom line, however, is that it looks absurdly good – like, unbelievably so. Much of this 15-minute demo revolves around obsessively detailed environments, but it eventually segues into FMV.
During this week’s Gamescom Opening Night Live presentation, Remedy boss Sam Lake explained a little bit about how his team has incorporated live action footage into the game. Here we see a television show playing in a dressing room, which Wake interacts with to start the cutscene. It’s all mightily impressive stuff, and it’s heightened our enthusiasm for the full release.