Alan Wake No Longer Coming to PC

Tagged: Microsoft Xbox 360, Gaming
Source: Shack News - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 40 weeks ago

With the Xbox 360 version of Remedy's Alan Wake now sporting a May 18 release date, publisher Microsoft has confirmed that the "pyschological action thriller" will not hit PC.

Alan Wake was originally announced for PC and "next generation consoles" back in 2005. In July 2009, Remedy revealed that the fate of the PC edition was "up in the air," later clarifying that it "would love to see a PC version available to its PC followers" but stressing that "this decision lies with our publisher."

As publisher Microsoft explained to Strategy Informer:

Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen. We ultimately realised that the most compelling way to experience "Alan Wake" was on the Xbox 360 platform, so we focused on making it an Xbox 360 exclusive. Both Microsoft and Remedy have long histories in PC game development. This decision was about matching this specific game to the right platform.

The game represents the first major release out of Remedy Entertainment in close to seven years, its last being Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne in October 2003.

 

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Tiv
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As publisher Microsoft explained to Strategy Informer:

Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen.

In other words, if you have a PC, that hardware for which makes Microsoft tons of money on selling Windows. Then you are **** out of luck when it comes to playing video games that they feel are more deseriving to those that veg out at the TV.

-1 Microsoft [PC Games]
-1 Microsoft [Windows Activation Technologies]

This was not my idea..

I sleep fine at night knowing we are banning people who deserve it.  Tivon
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Wellll..., what a surprise! (insert sarcasm)

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