Alan Wake PC confirmed by Remedy for Q1 2012

Wednesday, 14th December 2011 16:10 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Remedy’s just announced it’s bringing Alan Wake to PC in early Q1 2012, launching in the same period as XBLA spin-off American Nightmare.

The launch of the keyboard and mouse SKU will come with both downloadable episodes The Signal and The Writer.

The thriller launched on Xbox 360 last May, but was in development for PC as well as 360 since its announcement at E3 2005, but was canned by publisher Microsoft Game Studios, opting instead to focus on the console version.

No word yet on who’s releasing the PC version, with Remedy staying mum when asked if it would be released through self-publication or by Microsoft.

Speculation on a computer version ramped up yesterday when it was spotted in the Steam registry, as well as teasing comments from Remedy.

Studio boss Matias Myllyrinne said last year a PC SKU, if it ever happened, had to live up to the Remedy standard of quality.

“Hypothetically, what we care about is the Remedy brand on any game needs to stand for something… polished quality, cinematic action and great storytelling,” he told VG247 in a post-release interview on the 360 version.

“If it is created by us or a port it still needs to live up to the same standard. People need to be able to rely on it when they put down their hard earned money.”

First screen from the PC SKU is below.



  1. osric90

    Steam too, right? I hated the game, its story and its parodies (after waiting so long for it) but it’s INDEED good for playing with a girl… in the dark and with few clothes.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Quasar

    make it gfwl baby

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Fin



    “Oh hey baby, you wanna talk off all your clothes…turn off the lights… then sit with me and play Alan Wake?…Baby?…Baby??”


    #3 3 years ago
  4. Maximum Payne

    @1 Yea wtf ?
    @2 Not sure if he serious ?
    Oh boy I am so happy right now :D
    Question is what is going to be with American Nightmare ?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. loki

    Remedy you are idiots. It is fail anyway

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Edo

    #1 and #2 on coke?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. triggerhappy

    @ Loki: OMG your comments on EVERY story about a PC port are EXACTLY the same.

    Anyway, good show. I’ll be picking this up and I actually do hope its GFWL for achievement purposes.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. ShiroGamer

    yeh, should be picking this up
    its also kinda funny that its not a “couch” experience after all :D

    #8 3 years ago
  9. The Evil Pope


    You’re a cock!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. absolutezero

    Its Steamworks. I hope to God its not GfWL.

    Its more than likely going to have both DLC packs with it bundled, like LA Noire did.

    Also it’ll most likely be a cheap and nasty port with little visual upscaling and crappy controls.

    Ill buy it anyway.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. DSB

    @10 Seconded, thirded, fourthed and fifthed.

    I’m not holding my breath though. It would be downright weird for Microsoft to publish a game without GFWL. To me it would be like finally admitting that GFWL is just a nuissance.

    Sadly, it also wouldn’t be the first time that someone brings two DRM solutions to the same game.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Mike

    It’s not GWFL:


    #12 3 years ago

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