No, we are not only talking about the fact that they have the same face, but about everything in order. During the trailer Alan Wake 2horror game from Remedy Entertainment, released on October 27 and shown during Opening Night Live, we had the opportunity to take another look at it. Alex Casey, FBI agent, partner of Saga Anderson. Although his face belongs Sam Lakethe mind can’t jump to Max Payne, but this time the similarities seem to go even further.
As you can see in the intense gamescom 2023 trailer, the Alex Casey we see is reminiscent of the FBI agent seen during the PlayStation Showcase in June, but it’s not exactly the same. This is because this is his internally created version. dark placethe nightmare world that Alan Wake finds himself in after the events of the first game.
As IGN reminds us, there are several layers of metafiction to analyze in this case. First, Alex Casey has already appeared in the first chapter of the series, but as a fictional character. novel protagonist the writer brought to life in the second game. As a result, it’s entirely possible that Casey of The Dark Place is Wake’s version of the agent of influence. Finally, moving outside of the game, Casey’s model is based on Sam Lake, as is Max Payne, and his voice is James McCaffrey, who has also voiced Max Payne.
“This version of Casey in a Dark Place is a character born from the Awakening books and is not quite the same FBI Agent Casey we see in The Saga, he is more violent and over the top and he is definitely inspired by the same things. and my own love for noir by Max Payne, including clothing reminiscent of Brad Pitt’s character from the neo-noir film Se7en,” Lake explained to IGN.
So it seems like Remedy enjoyed putting all these levels of understanding into the character, even just to get fans to think. So it’s likely that neither Max Payne nor Quantum Break are part of the interconnected universe created by the developers with Control and Alan Wake.