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Submitted by jeeves86 1450d ago | news

Alan Wake for PC incoming

Rely on Horror: a recent statement made by Remedy makes Alan Wake for PC seem like more than just a possibility. (Alan Wake, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, PC, Xbox 360)

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disturbing_flame  +   1450d ago
Please Remedy come back on PC.
ShinMaster  +   1450d ago
Another 360 exclusive gone multiplatform.
Unless PC conveniently doesn't count as a different platform this time.

Anyway, it's a downloadable title so it might not be a huge loss I guess.
brettyd  +   1450d ago
well it was originally a PC game so..
coolbeans  +   1450d ago
"Unless PC conveniently doesn't count as a different platform this time."

This time? The term "console exclusive" is a recognizable word that's considered as a true term. The situation works for DC Universe Online just like it would in Alan Wake's case (if this turns out to be true).

If you're trying to make that slight because of the number of 360/PC games, shouldn't we also be asking that when the term "console graphics king" comes up? But that logic would be too inconvenient for most of n4g (not to say you're in that group).
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Lazy_Sunday  +   1450d ago
They're collecting they're losses, that's savvy, so long as it's a good port. Hell, I'll play it on PC if it exceeds console standard graphics like most PC games.
ZippyZapper  +   1450d ago
"Another 360 exclusive gone multiplatform."

Yeah to Windows 7 and Windows 8

What are you doing here Sony troll?
ninjahunter  +   1450d ago
Does it even matter? For the whole console wars debate your still not going to play it on ps3. Your system could have 3x the exclusive and the competition would still have dozens of non exclusives that you can't play.
pc_masterrace  +   1450d ago
"I see PC in your name. Now if Alan Wake had come to the PC too, I bet you wouldnt say that"

Yes I would. IMO this game looks weak!
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ShinMaster  +   1450d ago
People don't need a 360 to play these games.
That's the point.
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coolbeans  +   1449d ago
It's still limited to only one console
That's my point.
ATi_Elite  +   1450d ago
Alan Wake PC is Guaranteed........
September 2012 when Window 8 launches and allows ALL 360 games to be played on the PC.

as far as a dedicated PC version.....who knows!
kcuthbertson  +   1450d ago
No...that's just some dumb rumor. PC's aren't going to be able to emulate the 360 for at least a few more years. Windows 8 is going to try to incorporate some XBL shit that isn't going to do anything ...just like GFWL.
disturbing_flame  +   1450d ago
I want to play Alan wake in a true resolution, with good textures and 60 fps; not the 360 version.
B1663r  +   1450d ago

It is probably a good thing that they will not have to emulate the xbox 360 on PC's then, as .NET makes it so that the code can run more or less natively on PC's.
frelyler  +   1449d ago

Ah, a lot of pcs are more than capable of playing any 360 game. The tech in the 360 is 6 years old now, do you know anything a out pcs?
ATi_Elite  +   1448d ago
If you have Windows 7 you will see a thing called Windows Experience.

It's a test that when ran gives your PC a number of how well your components are.

It test the Ram, GPU, CPU, HDD, Optical drive, and multitasking functions.

it rates your PC from 1.0 to 7.0! All this data has been sent back to Microsoft and they have a VERY VERY VERY good idea of how many PC's can run 360 games.

Once the Next Box hits why wouldn't Microsoft want to rake in all that free money from PC gamers wanting to play some 360 games on their PC's?

This feature will be the biggest selling point to Windows 8. Also it would allow MS to make a bigger impact on the PC market and compete with STEAM as Devs would start going through XBL PC more often.

This would really give Steam a run for it's money and put a serious dent in Piracy cause the game would run through the OS and have an always Internet on DRM plus tie in your Mobo/CPu details to your XBLPC account thus making Piracy very very difficult.

Jesus H Christ i should go apply to Microsoft right now!
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Berserk  +   1449d ago
If it does come to PC. Day 1.
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Pikajew  +   1450d ago
Hopefully it comes. I want this game so bad
Kran  +   1450d ago
It'll do well to the sales, thats for sure. Lots of PC gamers after this. Of course it'll be a GFWL title.... boo. But perhaps they could release it alongside Steam too? They did it for Fable III :P
Megaton  +   1450d ago
Lots of GFWL games are on Steam. Microsoft and Valve's relationship isn't like EA and Valve's relationship.
Kran  +   1450d ago
Well we know that. But all the while I feel Valve is starting to lose Microsoft a bit. How many times have they said: Oh we wanted to do this which PS3 and PC allowed us to, but Microsoft wont?
capcock  +   1450d ago
gfwl=the only thing I hate in pc gaming
kaveti6616  +   1450d ago
What about Ubisoft's DRM?
Somebody  +   1450d ago
Personally, I don't actually hate GFWL. It's pretty decent. Of course, I'm a late comer so I didn't experienced the woes of early adopters that I've been hearing of.

I have a number of GFWL and Origin games in my PC. A LOT of Steam games. Ubisoft.

The only thing that does bother me about GFWL is that it reminded me of Microsoft's lack of support in PC gaming. Alan Wake started it all. I've spent years building my PC in anticipation of Alan Wake only to be told that my PC is no match to the living room couch. That left a bad taste.
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Motorola  +   1450d ago
I heard they dont do Games for Windows Live anymore and that it's just Games for Windows. I could be completely wrong though.
caboose32  +   1450d ago
Yea MS was planning to keep their games off of steam, but they realized while releasing Fable 3 that they need it on as many pc platforms as possible to get more sales.
capcock  +   1450d ago
if that happens, then there'll be even less reasons to get a 360 than it already is.. lol
wallis  +   1450d ago
Oh, have computer screens finally grown large enough that they can handle the intense experience that is Alan Wake? Let me inform the elders I'm sure there'll be celebrations that an okay survival horror game is coming our way, we'll have to slaughter a pig in thanks.
MRMagoo123  +   1449d ago
lol, i dont think some ppl saw what you did there
wallis  +   1449d ago
I'm glad somebody remembers the God damn retarded excuse they gave for why we didn't have it day 1 to begin with.
Johnny_Cojones  +   1450d ago
Johnny_Cojones  +   1450d ago
nO? :-S
Perjoss  +   1450d ago
What I really want is an announcement for PC Red Dead Redemption, come on R* I don't even care if its not well optimised, do eeet :)
beavis4play  +   1450d ago
i'm not trying to be negative - and maybe i misunderstood; but, a month or so ago there was a story on here that said rockstar has already decided against a pc version of RDR.

edit: here's the original link -
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Perjoss  +   1450d ago
That sucks, looks like my 2nd play through will be on 360 again. Thanks for the link, I had no idea they had said that. Nothing wrong with the console version to be honest, I just really like what the modding community has done with GTA IV on PC, would have been nice to see RDR get the same treatment.
kevnb  +   1450d ago
its too bad, II hate playing games like red dead redemption on consoles. I wont get into reasons here. But i guess we cant have every great game on pc.
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kevnb  +   1450d ago
I want the game they showed years back, not what ended up on 360.
TheGrimReaper  +   1450d ago
Yeah the original concept seemed to be an awesome game. Maybe too ambitious for their first "NextGen" project
(e.g.: getting your head around the restrictions of a console).
SKUD  +   1450d ago
Agree. What could of been vs the final product aren't even in the same planet. I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. Already one game into it and it needs a reboot. LOL
hennessey86  +   1450d ago
do you mean that amazing game I played on my 360 could have been better
TheGrimReaper  +   1450d ago
Maybe yes, maybe no.
Maybe the initial concept hasn't worked as cool as it sounded.
Maybe they couldn't do it on consoles that time.
We'll never know.
Just be glad you've liked the game, hopefully you've bought it to support the developers...
KMCROC54  +   1450d ago
MS published , see it coming to PC but thur the new xbox ,pc connection .
Toman85  +   1450d ago
Please let it come. Finally gonna play this over 680p :P
More like 1920x1080p for my pc :)
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Voxelman  +   1450d ago
Better not just be releasing the new downloadable game instead of the full game + DLC. Because that would be a kick in the nuts.
ninjagoat  +   1450d ago
Should have been on PC in the first place i'll pass tbh.
DigitalRaptor  +   1450d ago
Agreed, but I'll still be checking it out.
All that can be said is - Welcome back to PC, Remedy. Maybe you won't forget the audience that made you relevant next time, huh?
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ninjagoat  +   1450d ago
Tbh what the game was promising in 2006 what finally came out on console went backways imo. I played and didnt complete Alan Wake on the xbox so i did give it chance.

Just didn't live up to the hype and what i was expecting of the game. Not saying others didn't enjoy it good for them tbh. But for me it was a miss.
Voxelman  +   1450d ago
Remedy always said they wanted the game on PC, it was MS that didn't and as they were publishing it an putting up the money they had the final say.

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