Alan Wake Remastered Coming to PC, Consoles This Fall

Remedy announced that fans can return to Bright Falls with improved visuals and enhancements later this year.

Though it's not the full-on sequel fans have been clamoring for since about mid-way through 2010, Alan Wake Remastered is official and will be coming sooner rather than later. Sam Lake, Creative Director at Remedy Entertainment, revealed the remaster's existence in a blog post over on Alan Wake fansite, The Sudden Stop. 

Alan Wake Remastered will be coming to PC via Epic Games, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X|S this fall. Lake said:

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. 

According to multiple outlets (including IGN, Polygon, GameStop, and VentureBeat), Alan Wake Remastered will release with its two DLCs, The Signal and The Writer, include director commentary, and support 4K on applicable platforms.

That info from a Remedy press release goes in line with what Lake said on The Sudden Stop:

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.

There have been rumors afoot pointing to an October 5 release date for Alan Wake Remastered, with a recent Rakuten Taiwan leak seemingly putting it in ink, though those rumblings haven't been confirmed by Remedy or anyone associated with the project. 

Either way, more Alan Wake is coming, and that's nothing but a good thing. The crime writer appeared, however ephemerally, in the Control: AWE expansion. And we knew before that DLC was released that Alan factored into what resident Remedyphile Mark Delaney calls the Grand Remedy Universe connected by Control

What this holds in store for Alan Wake 2 is still conjecture ... for now. And though many signs point to a sequel finally emerging from the dark, we'll just have to wait a little longer. 

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Published Sep. 7th 2021

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