Alan Wake Remastered announced by Remedy for Fall 2021

Return to the Alan Wake universe with a remastered version this fall.

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Remedy Entertainment has put out a number of beloved titles since its founding in the 90s. One of the most popular releases in its catalogue is Alan Wake, an action-adventure game that launched back in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. Now, fans are getting the chance to experience the story once again as developer Remedy Entertainment has announced Alan Wake: Remastered, which will launch this fall.

Following some leaks last week, Remedy Entertainment confirmed Alan Wake Remastered with a post to The Sudden Stop, an Alan Wake community website. The open letter is penned by Sam Lake, Creative Director at Remedy and the writer of Alan Wake. “I’m beyond happy to tell you that at the time of writing this, Alan Wake Remastered is nearing its completion,” the post reads.

Alan Wake Remastered will be released this fall for PC (Epic Games Store), Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, and PS5. The original was published by Microsoft Game Studios and only came to the Xbox 360 and PC. Alan Wake Remastered is being published by Epic Games and will be the game’s first time coming to PlayStation systems.

Alan Wake Remastered will feature updated, 4K visuals. Alan Wake’s model has been updated, and there have also been visual upgrades made to cutscenes in the game. It’s currently unclear if there will be any additional features or story content added to the game.

Most recently, Remedy Entertainment took home a slew of rewards for Control, its latest action-adventure game. We already know that a sequel, as well as a multiplayer spinoff to Control are already in development, but Alan Wake Remastered will be the next Remedy game to hit shelves. Though the developer doesn’t state any intentions to continue the Alan Wake series anytime soon, one would have to imagine that an overwhelming response to the remaster could potentially open the door to new entries. For more on what’s coming from Remedy Entertainment, Shacknews has you taken care of.

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    September 7, 2021 7:45 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Alan Wake Remastered announced by Remedy for Fall 2021

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      September 7, 2021 6:09 AM

      Alan Wake remaster officially announced: https://www.alanwake.info/2021/09/remaster.html

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        September 7, 2021 6:16 AM

        Hmm, so no new content, just a cosmetic overhaul. I wonder if the remaster will be free for owners of the original? I've had it in my Steam Library Icon Collection forever, but never got more than an hour or so into it.

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          September 7, 2021 6:29 AM

          You were expecting new content? Frankly I'm impressed they bothered to add anything beyond some superficial graphical upgrades but it sounds a little more than that so yay.

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            September 7, 2021 6:35 AM

            And if they charged for the new Saints Row The Third Remaster and is expected to show up on next gen consoles I imagine they'll be charging it. Especially given how 505 was super eager to charge people a whole new game just to upgrade Control.

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              September 7, 2021 6:36 AM

              I mean I imagine you'll have to buy a new copy... that post was worded weird; it's early.

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            September 7, 2021 6:40 AM

            I honestly didn't know what to expect. Remedy is including the DLC, so I hoped they'd include American Nightmare.

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          September 7, 2021 6:54 AM

          There's a new commentary track from Sam Lake. Likely not the type of content one would normally expect but still...

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          September 7, 2021 7:39 AM

          The letter says the remaster is published by Epic though, so Steam might be out...

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        September 7, 2021 6:20 AM

        No Switch no sale.

        But seriously, that's cool, this game IP has been through the ringer and it's cool to see that they're going to get it back and maybe make a sequel or something.

        It's also on the list of games I never played but I meant to get around to. Maybe I should just hold off now.

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        September 7, 2021 6:21 AM

        Alan Wake Remaster Officially Official

        https://www.alanwake.info/2021/09/remaster.html?m=1



        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

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        September 7, 2021 6:36 AM

        yassss

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        September 7, 2021 6:38 AM

        Note: Epic Games Publishing is publishing it

        Remedy (along with Playdead and GenDesign) were one of the first studios that Epic Games brought into a publishing deal, though clearly this is not the big game they were working on.

        Reading between the lines, very likely that Alan Wake 2 is the title being worked on under the EGP cotract.

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          September 7, 2021 7:30 AM

          The end of the 2nd control dlc sure makes it seem like a sequel is in the works

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            September 7, 2021 7:35 AM

            More than that they even dated it.

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        September 7, 2021 6:39 AM

        Awesome game. Wouldn't have played it recently if I had known a remaster was coming

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        September 7, 2021 6:45 AM

        Fantastic. Ideal game for long autumn evenings.

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        September 7, 2021 6:55 AM

        Yessssss. I absolutely love that game. In my top 10 for sure.

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        September 7, 2021 7:09 AM

        So where's the Deadly Premonition remaster?

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          September 7, 2021 7:11 AM

          Wouldn't that be a Remaster Remaster? Also Deadly Premonition 2 needs to be ported to a platform that can run it at higher frame rate than 10.

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            September 7, 2021 7:32 AM

            It's on PC and runs at that framerate I believe. They are an incompetent dev studio lol. Deadly Premonition is trash.

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              September 7, 2021 7:43 AM

              Its not out yet. It doesn't even have a release date.

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                September 7, 2021 7:46 AM

                Oh is it a Switch Timed Exclusive? Interesting, I'm sure that strategy worked out really well for them =P.

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            September 7, 2021 7:41 AM

            Frankly, despite the Switch technical limitations, given the pedigree of the first Deadly Premonition I wouldn't put the blame on the hardware as much as on the devs.

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              September 7, 2021 7:50 AM

              Yeah if DOOM Eternal can run acceptably on the Switch then Deadly Premonition 2 has less of a leg to stand on.

              Granted, DOOM Eternal is handled by a group of wizards at Panic Button who are like these Neo-at-the-end-of-The-Matrix level gods but if you're going to be exclusive to a platform it helps to be good at it. Or at least adept.

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            September 7, 2021 7:46 AM

            Yeah... the problem there isn't the platform.

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              September 7, 2021 3:15 PM

              Not to knock the Switch. Everyone here is right that the developer isn't the most technically skilled but it is likely a PC could brute force DP2 to decent performance.

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                September 7, 2021 3:28 PM

                Sure, although there are limits to how far you can go with that; the original Crysis is still a bitch to get running above 60fps consistently even on computers that would have been insanely impossible when it hit.

                Sometimes games just do things in stupid or unoptimized ways.

                The SNES port of SF Alpha 2, for instance, plays great but has these pauses at the start of the fights and elsewhere.

                Everyone just assumed it was lag due to the SDD1 chip it used, but no, it was just shitty audio handling code that was really bad at uploading samples to the sound chip. This dude has been fixing that and cleaning up the code in general while also adding back the arcade soundtrack and correcting censorship:
                https://www.zeldix.net/t1831-street-fighter-alpha-2

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        September 7, 2021 10:07 AM

        Really seems like a miss on Microsoft's side to not buy up Remedy- strange! I guess they blue all the acquisition money on Bethesda.

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        September 7, 2021 11:34 AM

        I’d take any Max Payne remade over this. Yes, even 3.

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          September 7, 2021 11:37 AM

          I'd be ecstatic if they just patched in proper widescreen support for MP1 and 2.

          • rms legacy 10 years mercury super mega
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            September 7, 2021 2:48 PM

            Can't inf enough

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          September 7, 2021 12:28 PM

          That would be up to Rockstar as they own it.

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          September 7, 2021 12:53 PM

          I would love that so much. I think 2 remains my favorite though, and it’s not that old really.

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          September 7, 2021 12:55 PM

          Those games are dying for a remaster and the franchise itself should be rebooted immediately.

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        September 7, 2021 1:02 PM

        FWIW I played the original Alan Wake once almost every year since it was released on the XBOX 360 (so I am very familiar) but a few years ago I played it for the FIRST time on the PC, with all of the settings cranked, and it was like seeing all of these tiny things I missed before.

        I can only imagine how much better the official “remaster” will look.

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        September 7, 2021 1:24 PM

        What about the soundtrack though

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          September 7, 2021 1:28 PM

          Given that they were able to get the rights back earlier to have to be relisted, I would suspect the soundtrack is intact.

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            September 7, 2021 1:29 PM

            Oh I didn't know they got the rights back, that's great, no further questions, your witness

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