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Remedy possibly looking at removing ending of Alan Wake from press copies

Monday, 2nd November 2009 01:27 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Remedy has revealed to G4TV that they are looking at the possibility of removing the ending from Alan Wake from any review code reviewers will get when they review the game before it’s release.

“I think we’re going to be insanely careful about how much of the story we reveal,” said Remedy’s Matias Myllyrinne.

“We’ll clearly discuss with some of our friends at Microsoft whether we even give the ending of the game for anybody’s preview. I’d like to hold it back, [I] don’t want anybody to spoil it for the audience. That’s just my personal feeling .”

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It’s out next spring for the Xbox 360.

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5 Comments

  1. No_PUDding

    Thats kind of cool. I’d be way against it if video game reviewers were actual reviewers, but since it pretty much comes down to, a paycheck, the hype or the lack of either to decide a score and words these days, I don’t think it matters.

    The people who REALLY review this game, will not be sent free copies; who consequently will be in a far better position to review it, and will probably do a review or analysis better than the ‘press’.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. GENE_BC

    why do they choose the best ways every time? because they’re REMEDY.
    I couldn’t agree more.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. gorman

    How is this different from DRM loving companies that assume all their clients are criminals?

    I wonder how well received would be movie screenings where critics could not watch the end of movies.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Freek

    There are some silly sites/mags out there yes, but to paint a picture that the entire games press are nothing but stupid little kids that need to be kept under control is doing the industry a disservice.

    I think there will be some outlets out there who won’t even review it unless they can get their hands on a full retail copy.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gheritt White

    …which they can subsequently trade in, no doubt.

    I think that this approach is absolutely spot on – I just hope Remedy stick to their guns. Certainly, from a PR & Marketing point of view this tactic is sheer genius.

    #5 5 years ago

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