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Alan Wake Remastered Announced for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Alan Wake Remastered Announced for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 September 2021 / 1,433 Views

Epic Games Publishing and developer Remedy Entertainment have announced Alan Wake Remastered for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. It will launch this fall.

Remedy Entertainment creative director and writer Sam Lake released a statement on Alan Wake community website The Sudden Stop:

I’m beyond happy to tell you that at the time of writing this, Alan Wake Remastered is nearing its completion. Confirmed, announced, coming up in partnership with Epic Games Publishing. Multiplatform. PC on the Epic Games Store, Xbox, and for the first time ever, PlayStation, this generation and the previous one. 

This is for you. Alan Wake came out over 11 years ago, and through that time, you have told us again and again how much you love the game, the story, the characters, and the lore. And that matters a lot to us. We love this game as well. I love this game. The remaster is coming because of your support for Alan Wake through the years. That is why we felt it was fitting to make this announcement here, at The Sudden Stop, which has been an integral part of the Remedy community since back in 2012, when it started out as an Alan Wake fansite. The Remedy community wouldn't be what it is today without The Sudden Stop, and we wanted to show our gratitude by telling you about Alan Wake Remastered right here. So thank you, Rachel, and everyone else, for supporting Remedy and our games through all these years.

Early on in the game Alan Wake says, “In a horror story the victim keeps asking why – but there can be no explanation, and there shouldn’t be one, the unanswered mystery is what stays with us the longest, and it’s what we remember in the end.” This is an idea close to my heart. Stories that make me think excite me, stories where everything is not freely handed out to me or wrapped up neatly, where I am left with a mystery. Mysteries are magical to me, they hold a promise, and I am often happier with that than a final answer. This is what we as a team, and I as the lead writer of Alan Wake, set out to create for you a long time ago.

This story and character were personal in many ways. Alan Wake, being a writer himself, gave me an opportunity to use what I do and love as a writer as an element in the story. Alan Wake also contained the mystery of forests and lakes, which are precious to me as a Finn. And, instead of a focused one-note horror fare, it was this strange, even wasteful mix of horror, humor and supernatural mystery. I also love it because it turned out to be a very hard game to make, with many struggles along the way, and that makes me even prouder of what we achieved.

The original game was only available for Xbox 360 and a few years later, PC. We are thrilled about the opportunity to bring the remastered version out for a new generation of platforms. I am excited to hear what you think about Alan Wake.  

Alan Wake Remastered is the original experience you fell in love with all those years ago. We did not want to change that. But the visuals all around, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades.

Alan Wake Remastered will launch this fall. Stay tuned for more information soon.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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16 Comments
thevideogameninja (on 07 September 2021)

Great news!

What's even better is that now a whole group of gamers (PS users.) who were not privy to the original now have the opportunity to dive into the world of Alan Wake.

No doubt this remaster is testing the waters for an eventual Alan Wake sequel so hopefully that bit of news isn't too far off. When you consider how far Control delved into the realm of Alan Wake (they are in the same universe.) I wouldn't be surprised if the sequel is more open about the shared environments.

-VIDEOGAME WAKE & LOSE CONTROL NINJA APPROVED-

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method114 thevideogameninja (on 07 September 2021)

I forgot this never came out for Sony systems. I think they had issues but originally planned to do it. One of my favorite games for 360 and I will for sure be getting this on PC.

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scrapking method114 (on 07 September 2021)

It was published by Microsoft at the time, perhaps after the issues you cited. They had to get the IP back from Microsoft for this release. Good on Microsoft for agreeing to release it to them.

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method114 scrapking (on 07 September 2021)

Ah your right I remember reading how MS released it to them when it originally happened.

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DonFerrari scrapking (on 08 September 2021)

Agreeing? You sound like MS made it purely out of the good of their heart.

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scrapking DonFerrari (on 08 September 2021)

Many companies squat on IPs, and won't do anything with them, and won't sell them to someone who'll do something with it. Yes, credit to Microsoft for being willing to sell it to someone who would do something with it, you bet.

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DonFerrari scrapking (on 09 September 2021)

We don`t even have the details of the original deal, which could have been only an exclusivity for that gen.

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scrapking DonFerrari (5 days ago)

Not sure of the relevance? The developers appear to have been explicit that they had to go to Microsoft to get access to the IP, which Microsoft granted rather than keeping it to themselves. Not sure why this is a big discussion? There are some companies that never let IPs go, no matter what. Microsoft didn't do that, and that's good surely?

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trunkswd (on 07 September 2021)

Alan Wake is one of my favorite Xbox 360 games, so I can't wait for the remaster.

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Bandorr (on 07 September 2021)

That goes on a list for sure. Just need to know release date and what advantages it takes of the newest consoles.

Alan wake and Tales of Vesperia were my go to games on the xbox 360.

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Dahum (on 07 September 2021)

I gamed exclusively on the PlayStation 3 during Gen 7 (catered to my taste) and Alan Wake was the only Xbox360 game that i truly wanted to play but couldn’t which makes me excited and happy that i will finally get to dive into that world and play it when its released.

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smroadkill15 (on 07 September 2021)

Great news! I bought the Alan Wake at launch for the 360 and it was one of my favorite 7th gen games.

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Azzanation (on 07 September 2021)

So is this basically the PC (Steam) version released for Consoles and Epic Game Store? Id assume Ray Tracing will be added and faster load times as a definite.

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shikamaru317 Azzanation (on 08 September 2021)

Rumor is they moved the game to the newer North Light engine used on Quantum Break and Control, and are adding ray-tracing, among other graphical improvements. This isn't the Steam version, the reason it's not on Steam is because it's the first of two games under the Epic publishing agreement they signed. And since they previously said that both games in the Epic deal are the same universe, it's safe to assume that Alan Wake 2 is the 2nd game, and will also be Epic timed exclusive on PC.

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method114 shikamaru317 (on 08 September 2021)

Yep looks like I'll be waiting a year for it to come to Steam. Which is fine. I did the same with Control and was able to get it cheaper and with both DLC.

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DonFerrari (on 08 September 2021)

Shall we remove it from the X360 exclusive list?

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