Nordic studio Remedy has told CVG that it didn't make the decision to cancel Alan Wake on PC.
i didnt know alan wake was going to be coming to the ps3 but i knew about the pc version i guess remedy lost a huge chunk of $ by sticking to one console it would had been better if it had realeased on ps3 and pc because it would have sold more shame remedy and m$ i would have brought it either the ps3 or even pc version peace out ?
Well, it might have also meant that Remedy had to get funding elsewhere if it was to be multiplatform. Resources and funding doesn't fall from the sky....
Ah well it's not like Alan Wake was a great game anyway it was mediocre at best.
I know. repetitive gameplay mechanics + Stephen King type story. Now, King has written some really classic stuff, like shawshank redemption, the green mile, the shining, but his recent work is pretty shit, and Alan Wake is kind of like that.
You mean Amazing narrative + fantastic atmosphere + a fresh take on a third person shooter. Easily one of the best games I played last year. Story alone is enough of a reason to love it.
I really loved the game and the Limited Edition had this fantastic in-game documentary that while you play the developer would pop up in a small video and talk about the scene. That alone made it the best LE/CE I have ever bought!
It is in no way a fresh take on the genre. The gameplay mechanics are so limited. The enemy types aren't scary at all. You know exactly where they are and how many of them them there are before any conflict ensues. It's BS. Collecting manuscript papers to piece together a story is not a fresh take. It's a common way of driving the plot, and is one of the cheapest ways to do it, next to cutscenes. The lip synching was so off, I couldn't believe they didn't fix that issue before it went gold. The story ends pretty predictably, the environments became repetitive and the atmosphere lacked consequence. At no time during this game did I feel horrified or scared. I'm easily scared by games like Dead Space or Resident Evil 2 or Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, etc. Alan Wake is an unremarkable title surrounded with years of hype and controversy because of the development hell.
Why not just release the PC version? They have the build.
COME ON! let the hardware do the talking, dont let the games suffer. this is so stupid now look they lost so much money and fanbase because of this
Old News. This was posted long time ago. http://www.computerandvideo... "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,” Lol. And PC Gamers can't plug in the PC to the TV or plug in a Controller? Lol. Wonder when MS will learn.
"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,” Just a poorly executed excuse for the tyranny of Microsoft as a publisher, trying to push the 360 further. They don't care about PC gaming, they know Games for Windows LIVE has been toppled. And when they tried to charge PC gamers to play online, on a system known for open servers, lol....they know their real revenue won't come from video games on THAT.
This was announced today at GDC, referencing something from a while ago
Microsoft saying pc gaming isn't dead http://www.pcgamer.com/2011... Game dev saying they will never deal with microsoft in the future. http://www.pcgamer.com/2011...
Both of those games look retarded though. He's complaining about sales. Your game looks bad and it doesn't sell. Shocker. Edit: I don't need more examples lol I'm just saying that guys games are lame.
Super Meat boy team complain about Microsoft http://www.pcgamer.com/2011...
But I would still like to see Alan Wake on pc
Yeah we already know its because Xbox 360 had no exclusives for the season. Was obvious back then, even more obvious now.
makes you wonder what would have happened in the current console generation if MS' Entertainment division if they did not have the access to MS' deep pockets. their funding makes the console war a war of attrition in their favor until another company with lots of spare change gives them competition...
'Alan Wake PC cancellation wasn't our call" lol yeah right coming from the people that made it, and actually im glad this piece of shit failed especially when it should have been on the pc first.
I think it really was not their call. Usually, the platforms you develop for becomes the choice of the publisher. When they signed with Microsoft, it meant the game could only appear on Xbox/Windows. Then with PC piracy statistics taken from Gears of War and considering how Xbox had no exclusives for Q2 2010, Alan Wake had the Windows version axed.
Gears of War 2 was axed because of piracy for PC. If anything MS is releasing Fable 3 on PC. Not sure why though....
I am a very big Ps3 fan and would welcome Alan Wake with open arms the only 360 game i wanted ONLY.
I bought 360 for that game. It's quite good and I enjoyed it but definitely not worth buying the noisy shit from MS.
I could totally see move being awesome for Alan Wake.
I still haven't got it for my Xbox 360 in hopes that it will show up on PC someday sooner or when it becomes so cheap that it is almost free. They really pissed off a lot of PC, Xbox 360 owners like myself who prefer the PC and do not like it disrespected the way Remedy did.
Going by the article, Remedy would put out a PC Version if they could. But then Microsoft signs a deal and that goes out the window. If you want to blame anyone, blame Microsoft and business politics screwing gamers because of obedience to the almighty dollar.
It's not too late to bring to PC... or even the PS3.
Not going to happen. As you can clearly see in this article, MS has done something with either Remedy or Alan Wake or both. Alan Wake is a 360 Exclusive.
It would have made much more since business wise to just co-release it on both platforms. But there is still hope that it can still be released
Alan Wake is, IMO, easily one of the top 5 games this generation. i dont care that it was cancelled for PC, im more than happy with how the 360 version turned out. havent been that enthralled with a game since Bioshock.
You must be joking...
Microsoft is the devil.
So let me get this straight.. PS3 fans think bad of MS for not allowing Wake to be on the PC, but then if its also on the PC then PS3 fans would say ha its not exclusive and bitch about how 360 has no exclusives. I know long winded, but was trying to understand PS3 fans...
You're not trying to understand a thing. You just assumed and insinuated an entire hypothetical comment.
@testerg35 i think it is a waste of time. These fanboy can say anything forward and backward. Although, i do want it on the PC as well. It is a pretty good game, very cinematic in a sense. It is kinda repetitive, but the enemies are pretty vicious and the game play is very solid. The environment is really nice, but please, change it up a little.
They should have gone multiplat. They would have sold a lot more copies.
This game was waaay over rated. I bought it for 360 thinking it would be awesome mainly due to the fact it was developed by Remedy, and Max Payne was a true classic. But with Wake, I had never seen such biased reviews that failed to mention this games ONLY, but deal breaking fault.....the repetition...I mean all games are repetitive to some degree, but this game was literally a linear, horror/action game, that simply entailed running so many metres up a path, then either 3-4 smaller bad guys, & one big guy usually carrying a sledgehammer would come out & attack you with the same 3-4 set patterns, then when you flashed them (so to speak), & blew them away with gun, you would endure several hundred mtrs of clear path, only to be attacked by the same, exact looking 4-5 dudes. I think Alone In The Dark: Inferno is better, and Siren PS3 is better by a longshot, then Resident Evil 5 also leaves this game redundant. I was sorely dissapointed due to this developers potential, the games potential (the whole light gimmick), & the fact it scored so high in most reviews, yet unlike ALL other games, the horrible repetition was merely over looked, given a hall pass, ignored, not even mentioned in most reviews, wheras I bought the game & it totally pissed me off, to the point I played & finished the game within the 7 day EB's return policy my Country (Australia) offers. The game had the potential to be great, & I played it in the vein hope that something may happen during gameplay & so far in we would get a switch up, that over came the repetition fault that killed my enjoyment of the game, & had me rushing through it, hoping it would hurry up & end, so I could return it in the 7 days. Not really my idea of how a game should be played.
Shame! I really was waiting to hear a good news about the game release for PC, but I had a hunch that the game won't see the daylight
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