Remedy: It Hurt to Not Have Alan Wake on PC on Day One

Yes, Alan Wake is finally coming to PC early next year, just under two years from when it made its debut on the Xbox 360. But the folks at Remedy would have liked to have had it out on that platform from the beginning. So says the company’s Oskari Hakkinen to G4.

PC gamers are very close to Remedy’s hearts from Max Payne days, even from right back to Death Rally. Death Rally first came out on PC — that was one of our first games. Max, Max 2, huge PC following.

Sure, we would have definitely liked to have brought Alan Wake out on day one for PC, but the stars weren’t aligned, unfortunately, for that. And it definitely did hurt a little bit.

That sucks, but at least they’re finally making it right, right? I mean, yeah, two years, blah blah blah, that’s not cool, but at least they’re trying, right? Right?

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2 Comments on Remedy: It Hurt to Not Have Alan Wake on PC on Day One


On December 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm

“the stars weren’t aligned”. A nice way of saying they sold out to Microsoft who ironically were touting their Games for Windows initiative at the time. Turns out GFW was newspeak for ” Let’s kill off PC gaming so everybody will buy an X-Box”. Max Payne is one of my all time favorite games but I’m sorry Remedy, Alan Wake can stay an X-Box exclusive for all I care. I remember when Alan Wake was revealed for the first time on the cover of PC Gaming World and I also remember how disgusted I was when the XBox only news was announced. Just because you didn’t get the big payday MS promised you doesn’t mean PC gamers are going to flock to your rescue.

Brandon J. Clark

On December 17, 2011 at 8:19 am



How DARE you try and beat us like a drunken husband and then come back to console us the next morning.


You’ve lose the PC crowd s!