Lack of Alan Wake PC day one launch “hurt,” says Remedy

Thursday, 15th December 2011 09:58 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Following the announcement that Alan Wake would finally arrive on PC early next year, Remedy has admitted a day one launch of the game “hurt” the company.

Remedy’s head of franchise Oskari Hakkinen told G4 that, when it came to launching the thriller alongside its Xbox 360 counterpart from the first day, the “stars weren’t aligned.”

Hakkinen said: “PC gamers are very close to Remedy’s hearts from Max Payne days, even from right back to Death Rally. Death Rally first came out on PC, that was one of our first games. Max, Max 2, huge PC following.

“Sure, we would have definitely liked to have brought Alan Wake out on day one for PC, but the stars weren’t aligned, unfortunately, for that. And it definitely did hurt a little bit.”

Remedy announced the arrival of Wake PC yesterday, nearly a year-and-a-half after it launched on Xbox 360. The PC version was in development alongside 360, but was canned at X10 last February by publisher Microsoft Game Studios.

The release will come with both DLC episodes The Signal and The Writer, with Remedy confirming last night (thanks, Mike) it’ll use Steamworks, not Games for Windows Live, as its platform.



  1. noherczeg

    Guess I have to re-watch the trailers :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. unacomn

    Day one? Try year one :P

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Optimaximal

    The only thing I can extract from this is that Remedy aren’t particularly happy with Microsoft’s handling of the brand and could be moving away from any exclusive dealings with them after AWAN.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    It sounds as if a PC version could have been released sooner but some sort of exclusive to 360 thing was holding them back.

    Nothing surprising then.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. loki

    Enough to kiss PC’s torrents user ass. It is not help. AW on PC fail anyway.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. deadstoned

    “Stars weren’t aligned” by that they mean Microsoft just wanted it on Xbox 360 -_- . At least GFWL is being used FU MS!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Jer1cho

    @ #5 loki

    Dude, don’t use this site to vent your anger at the fact that you are either too poor, or too stupid to be able to play PC games on a good system. I have all major consoles, for their exclusives, as well as handhelds for theirs. The PC is still my platform of choice, but I am smart enough to know that every console is great in it’s own right. Why do you feel the need to leave negative comments on anything PC related? Without PC’s you wouldn’t have any games even being made you stupid twat.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. bpcgos

    And sadly, todays alan wake wont be the same as the 1st alan wake announced for PC back then ! This alan wake are straight one on one port from its console counterparts, begone the tiny bit of open Bright Falls they’ve been shown before it was console exclusive! I remember reading some of its preview at Computer Gaming World magz (R.I.P) and very excited by how they explained it chapter by chapter like a book!

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Maximum Payne

    I just want to proper port like good controls,all dlc included with maybe little bit higher textures then xbox’s and no need for bullock DX10/11 and other useless gimmicks .

    #9 3 years ago
  10. The Evil Pope

    MS are pricks. The game got dumbed-down to essentially run on a toy you hook up to a TV.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. mja

    after 2 years?
    fuck you remedy.
    i will wait for pirated version for sure.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. The Evil Pope


    Just buy the game you cheap cunt!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ozama


    #13 3 years ago

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