You ever see people clamoring for a remaster of something for so long your mind tucks it away as something that has already been spruced up and put on modern consoles, but in actuality, it never was? Alan Wake was one of those games for me. But now my brain is right, because Alan Wake Remastered is bringing Remedy’s 2010 action game to PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One in the fall. Epic Games Publishing is acting as the publisher on the remaster, and as such, it will only be available on Epic Games Store on PC.
Director Sam Lake made a formal announcement regarding Alan Wake Remastered on Remedy fansite The Sudden Stop, where it was confirmed the remaster will bring the main game, as well as its two expansions “The Signal” and “The Writer” to all these systems and in 4K on applicable platforms. Also included is a new track of commentary from Alan Wake Creative Director Sam Lake.
Alan Wake Remastered will be the first time the game has been available on a PlayStation platform, having originally launched as a Microsoft-published Xbox 360 exclusive in 2010. A PC port followed in 2012, which Remedy self-published.
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Epic and Remedy have worked together a fair bit in recent years, from the publisher paying $10 million to have Control as an Epic Game Store exclusive on PC, to a partnership on the studio’s next game announced last year. The deal has Epic fully funding Remedy’s next project, but retaining no IP rights should Remedy want to make a sequel.
What’s unclear at this point is if there will be any remaster of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, a spin-off released on Xbox 360 and PC in 2012. In the years since, Alan Wake was referenced in Remedy’s Control, which had a DLC that crossed over both games called “AWE.”