There have been speculations and rumors for a long time, now it’s official: Alan Wake is getting a new edition. Story writer and Max Payne actor Sam Lake announced the remaster version in a blog post at the Remedy developer studio.
The former exclusive game of the Xbox 360 receives graphic improvements in the new edition, appears for PC and all current consoles apart from the Nintendo Switch and is financed by Epic Games. Alan Wake Remastered will be released in autumn 2021.
Alan Wake Remastered: All information about the new edition
A complete remake in the style of Resident Evil 2 or Mafia will probably not be Alan Wake. Instead, it is a visual revision of the horror thriller from 2010 with newly rendered 4K optics and additional audio commentary by Sam Lake.
In terms of content, Alan Wake Remastered includes that Main game including the two DLC expansions The Signal and The Writer. The spin-off American Nightmare with a much more focus on action is not part of the package.
Remedy is responsible for the development of the remastered, while Epic Games steps in as the publisher. That means: Alan Wake Remastered is available exclusively from the Epic Games Store and not on Steam.
There are currently no pictures or a trailer. The release is not too far off, however: Alan Wake Remastered is due to be released this fall for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S.
What’s next with Remedy?
For Remedy, Alan Wake Remastered is just one of many projects the Finnish developer is currently working on. On the one hand, the studio is working on a single player campaign for the upcoming multiplayer shooter CrossFireX.
On the other hand, a successor to Control and a multiplayer spin-off are in the works. Last but not least, there is another AAA project underway with Epic Games, but no further details are available at the moment.
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