Remedy Uses Bizarre Excuse for Not Bringing Alan Wake to PC Players

InfoAddict: If you're a hardcore PC gamer then you are used to hearing excuses as to why certain games only appear on consoles. Usually, these reasons take the form of "limited funding", "not enough time", or the ever-popular "PC games don't sell like the console counterparts." All valid excuses. So when Remedy, the creators behind the flashlight simulator Alan Wake, made it clear their game wouldn't be coming to PC rigs, their excuse struck me as downright bizarre.

Remedy's reasoning lacks any semblance of logic. It just comes across as an utterly strange thing to say. Honesty would have worked just fine here, something like "Piracy is an issue on the PC."

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kaveti66162748d ago

Real mature. It's understandable that this "hardcore" PC gamer (as he refers to himself) is upset at Remedy's and/or Microsoft's decision to release the game only on 360, but the last sentence really shows off his childishness. He even tries to make himself feel better, right there for the whole world to read, by assuming the game is going to suck. Isn't it funny when people openly express their immature emotional issues to the public? Why not just keep your feelings to yourself? Or else just get an Xbox 360. See, when Microsoft said that Halo 3 was going to be only on Xbox 360, I got mad at Microsoft for like a minute and then decided that I would get an Xbox 360 to play it. It's business, it's consumerism, and it's the way of this world. Stop complaining about it.

Tiberium2748d ago

Remedy can't do a damn thing. Microsoft owns the IP. What Microsoft says goes with Alan wake.

rroded2748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

“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,” states Microsoft. “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.”

edit at below id respect that more than the bs they are trying ta give us.

van-essa2748d ago

Well, it's better than saying "if you want to play this game, get an X360 you phuckers"!

They're just trying to be nice.

leila012748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

People, just buy an Xbox and stop whining. Thx

militant072748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

Microsoft doesnt own the Alan Wake IP, they only own the right for the first Alan Wake.

sack_boi2748d ago

If you can afford a high-end PC, then you can afford an X360.

Cold 20002748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

Not coming to PC.

Time for people to move on.

APB was supposed to come to the 360. Now it's a PC only game. Why didnt we see a whole bunch of cry babies coming out to complain ?

PC gamers must really have nothing to play if just ONE game being canceled is making them react like this.

And to be completely honest it almost makes me feel sorry for PC gaming.

Letros2748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

I guess my Xbox will finally be undusted for 1 title this year, was wondering the other day why I had one.

Too many games on PC to play, seem to have a new one every week with steam deals.

sack_boi2748d ago

"was wondering the other day why I bought one."
For Alan Wake it seems.

green2748d ago

You hit the nail on the head.

kneon2748d ago

Microsoft doesn't have enough real exclusives for the XBox, too many are available on PC. They likely just decided that they needed to make it a true exclusive in the hopes that it would sell consoles. Even if it doesn't sell a lot of consoles there is still some marketing advantage to having more exclusives. Microsoft doesn't make anything off the PC version so why should they care. The number of gaming PCs sold every year is a rounding error compared to overall sales of PCs so they really have nothing to lose by doing this.

toaster2748d ago

@ Letros

I feel you man. I haven't played my Xbox since the Halo3 days. And after that got old I just played Castle Crashers (excellent game BTW if anyone hasn't played it yet). Alan Wake will be the next disk that enters my 360. Also Halo: Reach. Other than those 2 I really have no interest many other 360 games.

Insomnia_842748d ago

"People, just buy an Xbox and stop whining. Thx"

That's exactly what M$ wants PC players to do, that's why they keep screwing them up and I [email protected]!ng hate that!! M$ will bring death to PC gaming.

Next time someone asks who brought death to PC gaming you know the answer.

Active Reload2748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

Thats one thing I never see 360 users doing and thats crying over not getting a particular game or losing a particular game. Someone needs to remind me again of whose the real mature gamers because I'm confused.

Active Reload2748d ago

So let me get this straight. MS is killing pc gaming for making this one game exclusive? Hmmm, I would think it was piracy more so than this occurrence, but whatever you say.

crck2748d ago

Remedy owns the Alan Wake IP. Look at all the idiots giving disagrees to the people that are stating a fact.

Taken from the bottom of the Alan Wake page at

"Alan Wake and Remedy are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Remedy Entertainment Ltd."

leila012748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

I should write an article about how Age of Conan and APB were suppose to come to the X360.


You'd only be depriving yourself from a great experience, it's your call.
How did L4D2 and MW2 boycott go btw?

PrimordialSoupBase2748d ago

@Cold 2000 No, APB is not a PC exclusive. There are still plans to port it should it prove to be a success.

@leila01 I own a 360 and because of this absolute nonsense I won't have anything to do with the game.

Rageanitus2748d ago

very true, but some ppl prefer the power of the pc vs consoles.... so it comes down to opportunity cost...

Why spend on a console when you can put that money into more computer gear.

Ninji2748d ago

I remember when the same thing was said about the GTA4 DLC and many other games. I'm sure it will eventually be on PC with extras (and even PS3 for that matter).

Active Reload2748d ago

Ninji, are you high? Never mind, don't answer that, because there is a thing called denial on N4G...and its thick.

TheLog2748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

There is a big difference in immersion between playing games at an average size pc then playing it at a huge hd tv. Its like between watching a tv at home and going to the movies. Of course some fanboys will be blinded by this.

JasonPC360PS3Wii2748d ago

The guy who wrote this needs a tissue He says he owns a 360 so what s he crying for?

insomnium2748d ago

That is one piece of electronics I'll never touch again. MS has made the x360 such a turn off in so many ways I might not buy a single console from them ever again.

At least as long as that fat face is in a position to gain something out of my purchase I will not support any xboxes again. Waaaaay too childish for my tastes.

PrimordialSoupBase2748d ago

@leila01 A lot more like their loss of a prospective customer. If it turns out to be good, I'll happily pirate it. If this was never announced for PC there would never have been any problem.

kneon2748d ago

I do. All my gaming is on the same HDTV. Unless the kids are hogging the main TV and then I have to go downstairs on the smaller TV with only a PS3 connected.

IdleLeeSiuLung2748d ago (Edited 2748d ago )

I do, and that is why I prefer the console. It is a very different experience than playing games on the PC, where you use the keyboard and mouse seated in a very upright position.

I don't know about you guys, but watching a movie on my TV is very different than doing it on my PC. Sure both can do the same, but the setting is very different. What about the Movie Theater?

In a game, it becomes even more apparent because of the controller input.

I guess, people wouldn't complain (or be the wiser) if MS/Remedy said there isn't enough resources or funding, but give them an honest answer and they criticize you. What is that for a logic?

Saaking2748d ago

People, it's not the fact that it's 360 exclusive that's pissing people off, it's the fact that the original tech demo which got everyone hyped up was the PC version. THAT was the version was so graphically amazing, not the 360 version. People know that somewhere inside Remedy, there's a PC version that's leaps and bounds above the 360 version and thanks to MS we'll never see it. They've gimped yet ANOTHER game!

SilentNegotiator2748d ago

That is one LAME excuse.

BTW, you can EASILY play PC games on a TV, with a gamepad, on a couch. So don't give us that crap, Microsoft, we know.

menoyou2748d ago

This coul have been a great game with great graphics but no, they got some Microsoft Moneys and now the game won't live up to its full potential.

InfectedDK2748d ago

They thought "Well what's the reasons for getting a 360?" and then they came up with this 360 paid exlusive.. So that there are atleast some games you can only play on the 360 and not on PC too.. It's that simple.

FarEastOrient2748d ago

What is wrong with getting close to my PC gaming? I'm enjoying Mass Effect 2 on PC, yet than again one of my screens is 42" so a little bit smaller than my TV.

Moragami2748d ago


I do. It's awesome to play with x360 controller or wireless keyboard / mouse. But when the wife wants to watch a show, I can switch over to my monitor in the office and play at super high resolution. It's a win, win, win for me.