Remedy Entertainment, original developers on Max Payne and now those responsible for the Alan Wake series, have confirmed a release date for the PC version of the horror writer's first outing. Though it's been almost two years since Alan Wake made his debut on the console, PC players out there have been dying to get their hands on this game — and they will be able to, very soon.
Over on the Remedy Forums, the developer put up a handy little FAQ about the PC port just to ensure any gamers who might have a nagging question can get that answered before picking up Alan Wake. But most importantly they revealed that February would be the month we see Alan Wake hit the PC.
Contrary to popular belief, though, Alan Wake on the PC will not be published by Microsoft — it is actually being self-published by Remedy — and will be available only on Steam. There will be no Games for Windows Live version.
As was mentioned before, all of the DLC episodes (The Writer and The Signal) will be included with each download of Alan Wake, but Remedy has also promised some bundles, which they will detail closer to release. Also closer to release, Remedy will detail pricing for those bundles and the main game. To put things in perspective a download of Alan Wake on Xbox Live is currently $29.99.
The past piece of exciting news is Alan Wake's support of stereoscopic 3D, a mainstay of PC gaming nowadays. Remedy does acknowledge that running the game in 3D will require a pretty powerful rig, so head on over to the forums to check out some recommended and minimum specs.
Clearly there's still one more announcement to be made about Alan Wake on the PC — in regards to a firm release date and price — but now gamers should have a clearer picture of just what they are getting themselves into. And then, once they've completed Wake, they can transition to Alan Wake's American Nightmare.
Are you ready to experience Alan Wake on the PC? What added features would you like to see make their way into this version?
Alan Wake releases in February for the PC.
Source: Remedy Forums