Remedy Says It "Could Bring Alan Wake To Different Platforms"

"We could bring Alan Wake to different platforms if we so choose."

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Remedy says it "could bring Alan Wake to different platforms." The company earlier announced it had acquired the publishing rights to the series, which until now has only come to PC and Xbox 360, from Microsoft.

When asked by GameSpot what this meant for the future of the franchise, Remedy replied, "The only thing we want to clarify, now that Remedy owns the publishing rights, is that we could bring Alan Wake to different platforms if we so choose. We have nothing to announce for now."

Alan Wake and its spinoff, American Nightmare, were both published by Microsoft on Xbox 360 and self-published by Remedy on PC. The developer now solely holds the publishing rights, though it did not address the chances of a sequel. In the past, Remedy has repeatedly stated its desire to make Alan Wake 2, though it's unclear if that is more likely now. What is more likely, though by no means confirmed, is a PS4, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox One port of the existing Alan Wake games, which were released in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

We do know of one project already underway: a live-action Alan Wake television adaption is in development. The show is a collaboration between Remedy and movie production company Contradiction Films.

Remedy's next game, meanwhile, is Control, which launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 27. We saw the shooter at E3, and we think it's Remedy's most interesting game since the first Alan Wake.

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nintendians

i'll quote nike's tagline: JUST DO IT!!!

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SkyHighGam3r

Expect a remaster, and a sequel once Control is out the door. They've stated so many times they didn't like having full control of an IP like Alan Wake, and also Quantum Break. Having to deal with the issues that come along with making a sequel for an IP you have to answer to an exclusive publisher for was a big reason they decided not to do it again with their own new IP (Control).

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FullySkully

Do ittt. Such an amazing game it deserves to be played by as many people as possible.

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AyatollaofRnR

I loved Alan Wake back in the day. Would be keen for a Switch version.

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Barighm

Of course they will bring it to other platforms. Why bother if they had no intention of doing so?

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everson_rm

Played the game on a high end pc back then... it looked fantastic.

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uninspiredcup

The thing that killed it for me was the inch by inch checkpoints for almost every encounter. 0 tension. Same with pretty much all horror games and especially annoying if you only have one save slot.

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everson_rm

@uninspiredcup: poor slot... sorry, i had too!

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Marky360

I played Alan Wake on the Xbox One via Xbox 360 backwards compatability and honestly I didn't like to that much. It's bad per se but it doesn't really float my boat if you will.

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Shantmaster_K

Hopefully this means a remaster.