Comfy Chairs: Alan Wake Returns To A PC In Front Of You
Alan Wake is a writer. Remember? Mr. Wake is coming back to PC in early 2012.
First Alan Wake PC Screen
“Remedy Entertainment is proud to announce the PC release of Alan Wake. Coming in early 2012, the game will give PC gamers the Alan Wake experience they have been patiently waiting for. Remedy is a developer with deep roots in the PC space (Death Rally and Max Payne 1 and 2), so the game will have the high resolution polish that longtime fans will expect.”
Why didn’t Alan come to PC initially? Well, Microsoft gave this reasoning behind their decision to hold Mr. Wake back on PC, aside from the obvious reason of piracy.
“Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen. We ultimately realised that the most compelling way to experience “Alan Wake” was on the Xbox 360 platform, so we focused on making it an Xbox 360 exclusive. Both Microsoft and Remedy have long histories in PC game development. This decision was about matching this specific game to the right platform.” said a Microsoft spokesperson.
Originally announced for the next generation of PCs in a tech demo showing off what’s capable in now standard CPUs was Alan Wake‘s dynamic open world engine. While the final game was a tad bit linear, the game still had large environments to roam around and surprisingly good lighting.