Alan Wake PC confirmed by Remedy for Q1 2012

By Johnny Cullen
14 December 2011 16:10 GMT

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.

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