New Alan Wake to be digital affair, confirms Major Nelson

Thursday, 3rd November 2011 22:12 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Following on from confirmation earlier it would debut at the Spike VGAs next month, Nelson’s confirmed on Twitter the next Alan Wake from Remedy will be a digital affair on Xbox Live.

The title will be “fully standalone” from the original game that released at retail last May.

Here’s the full tweet from the Major: “We can confirm that this new “Alan Wake” game will be a fully standalone experience and released on Xbox LIVE.

Rumour of a XBL Wake title emerged in May, saying it would be called Alan Wake: Night Springs. The report was published after Remedy confirmed it was making a new game in the Wake universe, but that it wasn’t AW2.

Head of Franchise at the Finnish studio Oskari Hakkinen stayed mum on the claims, telling VG247 it was “keeping a lid” on the new game until it was ready to be announced.

That announce will happen on December 10 at the VGAs.



  1. Anders

    Not sure I like how that sounds. Considering the sales of the last one, it’s probably a wise decision though.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. fearmonkey

    The last one sold poorly due to Red dead redemption coming out at the same time…big mistake.. I bought it at launch and it was a great game, I still need to finish the DLC though.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. manamana

    Uh-oh! Sounds like a downloable Kinect title…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Noodlemanny

    ‘Fully standalone’… Hows that going to work? The DLC left it at a slight cliffhanger and the whole game is entirely based around Alan Wake, how are you going to make it ‘stand alone’. The titles even his fucking name.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. daytripper

    enjoyed the first one, some of the lighting effects were excellent.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight


    Can’t do ALan Wake’s “Killer Shadow”(General Example) where its about a story he is writing and not necessarily about him?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Henry

    hm, MajorNelson didn’t mention the word “exclusively”……….

    #7 3 years ago
  8. The_Red

    Goddamit, I wanted a full retail sequel :( Unless it is meant to prepare gamers for the next, true AW sequel, I’m out.

    #8 3 years ago

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