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Alan Wake Remastered coming this fall to PC, Xbox, and (finally) PlayStation

4K re-release includes two expansions and director’s commentary

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The original Alan Wake launched in 2010 for Xbox 360.
Image: Remedy Entertainment
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Alan Wake, the acclaimed 2010 supernatural mystery by Remedy Entertainment, will be remastered and published this fall for present-day platforms, promising 4K resolutions, the original game’s two expansions, and director’s commentary. Alan Wake Remastered also means the game will be available on PlayStation platforms for the first time.

Alan Wake Remastered is being published by Epic Games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC via the Epic Games Store, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. This version includes the main game, originally launched in May 2010, and the DLC episodes “The Signal” and “The Writer,” which arrived in July and October of that year.

“The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for a visual impact that matches its unnerving atmosphere,” Remedy Entertainment said in a description of the remaster. Remedy made the announcement through The Sudden Stop, a community site dedicated to Alan Wake and other Remedy titles since 2012.

Originally published as an Xbox 360 exclusive, Alan Wake was Remedy’s first console launch since 2003’s Max Payne 2. It was nominated by several publications in their best-of lists for 2010, and picked up three British Academy Video Game Awards nominations, and one from the Spike Video Game Awards 2010.

Remedy followed Alan Wake’s success with Quantum Break in 2016 and Control in 2019, both of which are also psychological thrillers involving reality-defying threats. Sam Lake, who directed both Alan Wake and Quantum Break, will provide a commentary track in Alan Wake Remastered.

Update (Sept. 9): Epic Games and Remedy showed this trailer of the remastered game during PlayStation Showcase 2021:

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