The leak was true, Alan Wake Remastered is real and it’s out this autumn. The news was revealed by Sam Lake, Creative Director, Remedy Entertainment. “I’m beyond happy to tell you that at the time of writing this, Alan Wake Remastered is nearing its completion,” he posted on The Sudden Shop, an Alan Wake community site.
“Confirmed, announced, coming up in partnership with Epic Games Publishing. Multiplatform. PC on the Epic Games Store, Xbox, and for the first time ever, PlayStation, this generation and the previous one.”
“The original game was only available for Xbox 360 and a few years later, PC. We are thrilled about the opportunity to bring the remastered version out for a new generation of platforms. I am excited to hear what you think about Alan Wake,” explains Sam.
“Alan Wake Remastered is the original experience you fell in love with all those years ago. We did not want to change that. But the visuals all around, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades,” he adds.
The leak dated the game for October 5th but the announcement just gives us a vague ‘fall’ release date.
Alan Wake Remastered was first spotted on the Epic Games Store backend a few months ago, so a reveal has been expected for a little while. Remedy has been revisiting the titular character through its most recent release, Control, where it was confirmed both games take place in the same universe and are linked quite intricately. Back in 2019, Remedy acquired the rights to the Alan Wake franchise from Microsoft in 2019, which means the developer has full ownership and can do whatever they like with it now. The Alan Wake Remastered release is likely coming to gauge interest in the series alone, and indicate whether Remedy goes full steam ahead on a full Alan Wake sequel.
Alan Wake was first announced in 2005 at E3, with Remedy coming off the back of several years worth of Max Payne games. At the time they did not have a publisher, but signed an exclusivity deal with Microsoft in 2006 to bring the game to Xbox 360 and Vista. The PC version would eventually be dropped as the game went through development, eventually coming out in 2010. This would eventually be revived for a 2012 Steam release with Microsoft eventually greenlighting the project after Remedy repeatedly asking.
Source: The Sudden Shop