It was a new IP from the developers of the Max Payne series, Remedy Entertainment, originally released as an Xbox 360 exclusive, and two years later, it became available on PC as well, via Steam.
And in 2021, after several rumours and leaks, it has been officially confirmed that the story of the best-selling writer, Alan Wake, will be told once again, this time with a makeover!
Remedy Entertainment, who is now best-known for their latest game, Control, announced Alan Wake Remastered. The good news is that the game is already almost completed, so we will have a chance to play it really soon.
Here's everything you need to know about this remaster.
What's new in Alan Wake Remastered? All changes and new features
While we still don't have too many details, we have some information based on the announcement posted on a community website, The Sudden Stop.
The announcement was posted there by the lead writer of the original game, Sam Lake, as they wanted to pay respect to the community in that way.
"Alan Wake Remastered is the original experience you fell in love with all those years ago. We did not want to change that," Lake states. "But the visuals all around, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades."
The game will support 4K resolutions and will include both expansions of the original game, as well as a commentary from Sam Lake, who is now the creative director of this remaster.
This info is all we currently know, as there are no official websites or store pages for the game at the time of writing. As soon as more information becomes available, we will update the article.
Alan Wake Remastered platforms: Is it coming to Steam and consoles?
As we've mentioned earlier, the original Alan Wake game was available only on Xbox 360 and later on Steam.
With the remastered version, Control and Epic Games are planning on bringing the game to all modern systems.
The game will be available on PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4/Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
If you prefer to play your PC games on Steam or GOG, we have some bad news for you, as this remaster is funded and published by Epic Games, and it is highly unlikely that they will ever release the game outside of the Epic Games Store.
Alan Wake Remastered system requirements
At the time of writing, PC system requirements are yet to be revealed, and we will update the article once requirements become available.
Alan Wake Remastered release date and price
At the time of writing, the release date hasn't yet been officially revealed, we only have confirmation that it will launch this fall.
But previous leaks suggest the game's release is imminent, and according to them, the remaster should be released on 5th October 2021.
One interesting thing that should be noted, and which supports this leak, is that the 5th of October is Wake's in-universe birthday, which is probably not a coincidence if it turns out to be the real release date.
The price hasn't been disclosed as well, but the same leaks suggest it will be priced at $40USD.
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