Alan Wake Returns to Xbox With New Listing

Published: January 22, 2020 1:30 PM /


Alan Wake cover

The Alan Wake Xbox Marketplace listing has returned after a long absence.

If you're unfamiliar with Alan Wake, it's an intriguing mystery game with some psychological elements in it. He goes on vacation to finish up a book and soon finds that his wife is missing. His search reveals pages from a novel supposedly written by him, but he has no recollection of ever writing it. Things only get spookier from there — it's well worth checking out.

Unfortunately, the game's troubles began a few years back. First, it was pulled from all stores in mid-2017 due to music-licensing issues. Remedy compensated for this by offering the game (and its sequel) up at a huge discount, and then it was gone. More than a year later, it made its return with yet another sale.

Since then, Remedy has acquired the full publishing rights for the Alan Wake games and was pursuing putting them on other platforms. It later became one of the games offered up for free at the Epic Games Store alongside For Honor.

Now, if you've missed it, you once again have the chance to buy this pretty darn good game on the Xbox Marketplace (and a few other places, too) as noted in this /r/xboxone submission. It might not be a bad idea considering that Remedy has teased something about Alan Wake in a relatively recent update for their newer game Control.

Alan Wake old guy

Where Can You Get Alan Wake?

If you don't yet already own this game, you can pick it up at a variety of stores, now including the Xbox Marketplace:

Notably, the game is not yet on PS4, although we might see something happen in the near future. A piece of DLC for Control that seems to be related to Alan Wake is scheduled to come out sometime in the middle of 2020, so now's as good a time as any to pick it up!

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Remedy Entertainment
Epic Games
PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Release Date
May 18,2010
Survival Horror, Adventure
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