Alan Wake shines on PC in February

Remedy's action adventure game arrives via Steam next month; Games for Windows Live will not be used.

When Alan Wake was first announced in 2005, it was expected to make its debut on both the Xbox 360 and PC. However, plans for a PC version were later quashed, and the game was released in 2010 only on the Xbox 360. Last month, developer Remedy announced it was bringing the game to the PC in early 2012, but now, the game has a more specific release window: February.

Alan Wake scares the PC crowd next month.

Writing on the official Alan Wake forums, Remedy's community manager Peter Papadopoulos also shed further light on the game, saying it is coming to the PC via Steam and that it will not use Games for Windows Live. A price for Alan Wake for the PC has not been announced.

According to Papadopoulos, a "small" team of Remedy employees developed Alan Wake for the PC and were assisted by Nitro Games, the Finnish development shop behind PC games Pirates of the Black Cove, Command: Conquest of the Americas, and Woody Two-Legs: Attack of the Zombie Pirates.

The PC release of Alan Wake will include the game's two downloadable content packs: The Signal and The Writer. The PC port won't be the only Alan Wake game out in February. Today, Microsoft announced that Alan Wake's American Nightmare will arrive for the Xbox 360 on February 22.

For more on Alan Wake, check out GameSpot's review of the 2010 Xbox 360 version.

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39 comments
rockdawg
rockdawg

@chillas99 - Remedy didn't screw anyone out of the PC version of Alan Wake. Microsoft made the call to keep it on the Xbox in 2010. Remedy is self-publishing AW for PC.

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

kinda late, but better late than never..

Evenios
Evenios

it was a OK game on the 360....i was hoping more for a casual sort of adventure game rather then all the shooting we dont see any of those anymore. the whole flashlight aspect seemed kind of stupid you had to shine your flashlight at the creatures to weaken them then use your guns. kinda felt a bit lame after a while.....

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

crybabies..buhuu. If not for the consoles the gaming industri would all be chapter 11,,how about u show some fu¤%¤%g gratitude????

overlord_hh
overlord_hh

oh boy the hole will be kinda filled that i had for silent hill downpour since it wont come on the pc :-(..........:-) NIWAY!!!

marco1k1
marco1k1

I guess this'll please the sorely wounded PC Remedy player base, well hopefully. In all fairness it is a good game and is certainly worth a look even if you are a bit pissed with Remedy.

Zverugin
Zverugin

I am going to but Alan Wake for PC, day one. Been waiting for this moment for years...

bigtpsychoboy
bigtpsychoboy

If Alan Wake were to wake in the midst of Alan's wake, would Alan Wake actually be in Alan's wake? Or is it possible that Alan Wake would not wake to a wake, but instead Alan Wake wakes to a wake that is not Alan's wake? Would Alan Wake be able to survive a wake that is not Alan's wake? Alan Wake will have to wake to see. Now wake, Alan Wake.

chillas99
chillas99

Gee, thanks Remedy, thanks for passing off your sloppy seconds to us. You know, I was excited for this game early on, right up until Remedy decided to screw over the PC crowd. Now they've decided to squeeze a few more bucks out of it they deign to bestow it upon us? No thanks, Remedy. My money will be going to companies that still respect PC gamers, few of them as there may be.

jamyskis
jamyskis

Hopefully we'll get a full DVD release here in Europe - seems to have reestablished itself as the norm these days now since digital distribution on PC hasn't taken off as it has in the US, which is obviously a good thing. And as I've had the chance to experience Alan Wake on the 360, if it comes out on DVD, it'll be a first-day pick-up for me.

blaqphantom
blaqphantom

mad pumped another reason not to get a 360, just hope its not full price.

blackfray
blackfray

I'm beginning to like Microsoft...

baal46
baal46

At least they didn't pull a BF1943.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Well im glad we finally get a PC version, just wished it came out the same time the 360 one did

toddx77
toddx77

lol I love how MS gives a release date for American Nightmare the same day we get a release month for the pc version of Alan Wake. Its like MS is trying to get people to buy American Nightmare in FEB instead of Alan Wake but sorry MS I'm re buying Alan Wake for PC and probably trading in the 360 version and wait for American Nightmare on PC.

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

I may consider it just because they won't use that crappy GfWL

Crzy1
Crzy1

Hmmm... GFWL is so awful even Microsoft doesn't want to use it. Good news either way, was afraid it would come with it no matter what, kinda like Arkham City.

Syk0_k03r
Syk0_k03r

No godawful GFWL? yay Uses steam instead? WHYY :(

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

Alan Wake + Add-ons - GFWL = A+

turok0
turok0

and American Nightmare, is coming too?

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

Does it have to be a Steam download only?

Letlive_Fan
Letlive_Fan

However unlikely this is, I hope they port it to PS3- I just got rid of my Xbox and I'm not getting a new PC til about May

Jane_22
Jane_22

Great, more games for the pc... im so glad... so many games so little time

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

Game looked interesting and I love to hear no GFWL. :)

ar6ra6sh9
ar6ra6sh9

congrat to pc gamers! this is truly a great game and i really had great times playing it on 360!

joeborg14
joeborg14

Nice! Will definitely support these guys with this effort! Way to follow through!

nastyhotpocket
nastyhotpocket

its a good game it will scare you time from time awesome atmosphere...consider yourselfs lucky aholes

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

No GFWL is good news, I hope this late release for PC comes with a reduced price tag.

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

I would have liked GFWL but whatever, at least it's getting ported.

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

No GFWL, good. That thing kills good PC games.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Um,we already know this,there was an announcement article few months ago here... But I still don't know will the game get a retail release or only digital...