Keighley: Alan Wake XBLA is “effectively” Alan Wake 2

VG24/7: Alan Wake’s debut on Xbox Live Arcade is more than you think, according to VGA boss and GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley, who’s said it’s “effectively” Alan Wake 2.

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WhiteLightning2925d ago


I was just managing to take it in that they were going to do a spin off before a sequel but now......THIS is the sequel.

So much for people going on saying things like "There just getting ready for AW2" or "There just seeing if it's worth AW2"

Sorry but it's pretty obvious now.....Microsoft had this amazing franchise which was a nice change from all the FPS/TPS you see on the console and just like the first one...they just don't give a crap about it

TheBlackMask2925d ago

Alan Wake 2 deserves a full retail release....

Why would they do this, if they wanted sales they should of made it MP

NYC_Gamer2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

they did this because selling 100,000- 500,000 digital would bring them more profit then selling those numbers at retail..i'd rather take the digital release over some tacked on mp.

NeoBasch2925d ago

I'm pretty sure he meant multiplatform. ; )

IronFistChinMi2925d ago

Way to jump the gun. He's talking about how they've improved the engine/gameplay mechanics, not the plot.

MrManchild2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

1. Alan Wake IS a third person shooter. Have you even played the game? What sets it apart from other shooters is basically the setting and the story.

2. They do give a crap about it. Or else they wouldn't have greenlit this project.

Let's just wait and see excactly what the game is about. For all we know this could be an episodic game. Considering how AW was structured, I think it could work very well.

JaredH2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

It is sad but the reason is not enough people bought it to justify all the money spent on marketing and distribution especially with the web series and things like that.

Alan Wake was one of my favorite games last year since it felt so different and had a great story compared to other games. As long as Night Springs has a good story and more game play variation I'll most likely buy it.

Edit - I don't know if this is true or not but on wikipedia it says Alan Wake was pirated 1.1 million times which is kind of shocking since that was pretty much the amount of sales it got.

guigsy2925d ago

I think 6-8 hour experiences are better in the downloadable space. Charging full price for a game that can be clocked in a weekend with no multiplayer doesn't cut it in today's market. Are you saying you would rather pay full price for the same experience?

jetlian2925d ago

is people think 6-8 hours isnt enough. If you only playing it once then you should be renting. I would pay 60 again for that amount of time.

Even with that amount of time its better than seeing 10 movies at the show

Solidus187-SCMilk2925d ago

yeah sure ps3 fanboy. Like you played AW anyways. Im just glad they are making more of it. I will buy it just like I got AW.

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Frankfurt2925d ago

Wake sold over 1.5 million copies, most of them digitally. Of course they'll take the chance to turn it into a digital series. It's where the majority (five times more people got it digitally) of the fans are.

And the best game i've played this year was digital (Crysis 1). Stop acting like this means the game will be any worse.

TheBlackMask2925d ago

"And the best game i've played this year was digital (Crysis 1)."


I'm guessing you hated Uncharted 3, Battlefield 3, SKyrim, Gears of War 3, Saints Row 3, Batman AC, Zelda SS for example

Lets face it Crysis on the PSN/XBLA was good but it was nothing we havent seen before. I guess you don't have a big taste in games

coolbeans2925d ago (Edited 2925d ago )

You're showing just how low this site's community can be by vehemently assualting his opinion like that.

It's one thing to respectfully disagree; it's another when you make someone out to be "just somebody whom isn't a REAL gamer" in your eyes.

Focus2925d ago

Thats so weird, I didn't know that loving one thing the most automatically meant hating everything else.

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coolbeans2925d ago

Knew it, this means they're essentially making Alan Wake 'Season 2'. WTF is wrong with some of you? This works in respect to the gameplay they're trying to accomplish: episodic content released on a predetermined schedule (like the TV show it alludes itself to being). I think they'll keep to this formula, then give it a retail release once the "TV season" is through.

green2925d ago

Just so happy to hear that We are going to be getting more Alan Wake and the fact it's not dlc but a proper stand alone title makes the news even better.

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