Alan Wake officially coming to PC early next year

Announced way back in 2005, Alan Wake was originally planned for release on PC and the just announced Xbox 360. By 2010 the game at last hit the 360 to some fanfare, but PC gamers looking to experience the Stephen King/Twin Peaks vibe were left out in the cold. Today, after more than a year of silence, the developer Remedy has finally revealed Wake is coming to the PC early next year.

Rumors were popping up yesterday of an imminent announcement, with Remedy making the PC plans official this morning. It makes sense, as Remedy got its start as a PC dev, and it’s nice that the team could ultimately fulfill the promise of a PC version. The package includes both DLC episodes that were released on Live, meaning you get the whole A. Wake experience. The release seems timed to coincide with the launch of the entirely new the XBLA-exclusive Alan Wake's American Nightmare that’s also coming in early 2012.


  • Lucas - December 14, 2011 10:16 a.m.

  • Canvas_Of_Flesh - December 14, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    Wow. With Alan Wake and Mass Effect being on PC if they ported Lost Odyssey to PC as well then I would literally have no reason to own a 360.
  • Kethmach - December 14, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    Unless of course... you want to play a game when it's new and relevant and popular and on your tv with you on your couch. No reason at all.
  • Canvas_Of_Flesh - December 15, 2011 4:26 a.m.

    Yes, because only new and popular games are any good. I must have missed those "sell by" dates on the packages. I suppose there is absolutely no way in the world to use a PC whilst being seated on a couch.
  • db1331 - December 14, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    Back when they announced the cancellation of the PC version, they said it was because you got the most compelling Alan Wake experience by playing on your couch in front of a big TV. Since I still use a chair at my computer desk and not a couch, I suppose I should pass on this.
  • bamb0o-stick - December 14, 2011 2:01 p.m.

    I heard a completely different explanation for Alan Wake not coming to PC. Remedy said that the decision to port it to PC was totally out of their hands, and that it was Microsoft's decision to give the port the green light. Basically, Microsoft screwed PC gamers over by making the game a 360 exclusive. At this point I guess its better late than never to get Alan Wake to PC. But to be honest I've now moved on and more excited for Max Payne 3. Does this give anyone hope that Red Dead Redemption might someday come to PC (I know its a different developer, but hey anything is possible)?
  • larkan - December 14, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    Too little too late I say. Unless they are offering it to us steeply discounted (under $20) I'm going to have to pass. I played it on 360 and beat it within a weekend, so there's no real reason to buy or play it again. Maybe next time they do a simultaneous release perhaps, instead of boning the PC community.
  • mwe12 - December 14, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    yes!!!!!!!! as a PC gamer i'm so happy with this thank you so much
  • lilspooky - December 14, 2011 12:02 p.m.

    Is there still Verizon Ads every ten feet in this version too? Being a 5 year old game i hope they arnt going to release this at $60. I'll pick it up on a steam sale one of these days though.
  • Kethmach - December 14, 2011 5:29 p.m.

    No kidding. Weren't there like 2 or 3 in the game? On billboards... in the distance... off to the side. Talk about overkill. WOW! Tool.
  • Kethmach - December 14, 2011 5:27 p.m.

    That's awesome news for PC gamers. Alan Wake IS one of the best games I've ever played and I'm really happy that more people get to see why. It's a genre all it's own and it's an amazing triumph in story telling meets game play (and graphics- WOW). Go Microsoft, Go Remedy.
  • Balaska - December 14, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    @MetroidPrimeRib if you are going to troll, try to be original, don't just repeat your last troll on the previous PC Alan Wake news story. Also, Xbox has no games? Do you ever venture into your local games emporium? Not quite sure what you are trying to say. As for exclusivity, who really cares? I certainly don't care if a game I buy is avaialable on another format. Owning all the current machines (aside from 3DS) I get to choose the best version of a game if it is multiformat.

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