After rumors and leaks suggested it was coming, Remedy has now officially confirmed that Alan Wake Remastered is on the way. It'll sport visual and performance improvements over the 2010 original and will be released this fall for PC and consoles (but not Switch).
What do we know about Alan Wake Remastered?
Remedy creative director Sam Lake confirmed Alan Wake Remastered via his Twitter account. In the tweet, he included a link to an "open letter" he wrote to the Alan Wake community, thanking them for their support for the game over the years. Lake also confirms that there won't be any additional content included in the Alan Wake remaster; instead, it'll be "the original experience you fell in love with" back in 2010. It will, however, have updated character models and visuals, as well as revamped cinematics.
While the official confirmation of Alan Wake Remastered is welcome, this isn't the first we've heard of the game. Earlier this year, dataminers discovered a listing for Alan Wake Remastered in the Epic Games Store database, alongside one for Final Fantasy VII Remake on PC. Rumors also abound that a potential sequel to Alan Wake could be published by Epic, which makes sense given that Alan Wake Remastered doesn't appear to be coming to Steam. The game's existence was also confirmed by analyst Daniel Ahmad, who tweeted on September 4th that Alan Wake Remastered would be announced this week.
When is the Alan Wake Remastered release date?
Unfortunately, Sam Lake stops short of providing an actual Alan Wake Remastered release date in his open letter. Lake simply says that the game will launch "this fall", with more information coming in the next few weeks. Recently, an Alan Wake Remastered listing appeared on the Rakuten Taiwan retail website (thanks, Eurogamer) with a release date of October 5th. This isn't necessarily correct, and even if it is, a simultaneous worldwide release date isn't guaranteed. However, since Lake says Alan Wake Remastered is coming this fall, it's as good a date as any to go by.
We'll have to wait and see when Alan Wake Remastered arrives. When it does, it'll launch for PC via the Epic Games Store, as well as PlayStation consoles and Xbox platforms. Lake has already confirmed that the game will be coming to "this generation and the previous one", so you'll be able to play it on either PS5 or PS4 (as well as Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One). Here's hoping this isn't the last we see of the shared world Remedy appears to be building with its games.
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