Monday, January 23rd 2012

Alan Wake to Use Steamworks, MSR Given Out, Slated for February 2012

Remedy Games' critically-acclaimed title, Alan Wake, which was initially developed and demonstrated for both consoles and PCs, with the PC version being shelved, is coming to PC in February, 2012. It is announced that the game will use Valve Steamworks as its DRM and content-distribution platform, will be available through Steam store as digital-download, and its likely hard copies will also use Steamworks. Its minimum system requirements look like this:
  • Dual-core Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.80 GHz
  • 2 GB memory, 8 GB disk space
  • DirectX 10-capable graphics card with 512 MB memory:
  • o ATI/AMD Radeon 3650, 4450, 5550, 6450 or higher (per series)
    o NVIDIA: GeForce 8600GT, 9500GT, GT120, GT430, GT520 or higher (per series)
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • Mouse and keyboard, Xbox 360 controller supported
The launch trailer follows.

Source: Alan Wake Forums
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24 Comments on Alan Wake to Use Steamworks, MSR Given Out, Slated for February 2012

#1
GSG-9
I for one am excited. I have been waiting for a PC release since it was demonstrated at IDF 2006. :toast:
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#2
Drone
Well this game doesn't look unique at all but still interesting.
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#3
GSG-9
by: Drone
Well this game doesn't look unique at all but still interesting.
It came out for 2 years on 360 if you want to check it out.
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#4
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
yea can find it for Xbox 360 for like $10 used now... kinda to little to late especially if they try to charge $30 $40 or $50 its just not worth the investment, just easier to go to a friends and play it on 360.

Glad they released the game but at this point after 2 years anyone that wants it might as well wait for steam to put it on sale, and save yourself some cash.
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#5
GSG-9
by: crazyeyesreaper
yea can find it for Xbox 360 for like $10 used now... kinda to little to late especially if they try to charge $30 $40 or $50 its just not worth the investment, just easier to go to a friends and play it on 360.
I will be buying it, but I am not in any rush, since I expected it years ago. :laugh:
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#6
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
exactly my point ill pick it up for $5 on steam during a sale, untill then, ive waited 2 years another wont hurt haha.
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#7
Sinzia
Put me on the wait till its on sale list as well.
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#8
AsRock
TPU addict
Ooh o boy they blow there chance of me buying it ages ago as it sound like they have not improved it since then, Maybe if on sale which i believe wont take to long. Don't get me wrong i don't mind delayed games but they dumped all over the PC version and just said no game for you.
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#9
Joe Public
Yeah, I was excited about the game years ago, but then they decided to screw PC gamers over and just release it for the Xbox which pissed me off quite a bit. Not sure if it'll hold up to standards today, maybe I'll get it if I can find it in the bargain bin some day.
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Joe Public
Yeah, I was excited about the game years ago, but then they decided to screw PC gamers over and just release it for the Xbox which pissed me off quite a bit. Not sure if it'll hold up to standards today, maybe I'll get it if I can find it in the bargain bin some day.
What standards? Gaming hasn't exactly moved forward the past couple of years.
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#11
GSG-9
by: Frick
What standards? Gaming hasn't exactly moved forward the past couple of years.
Graphics are about all I can think of, in addition though the game had bad reviews with PC play testers (hence cutting it back to 360.) I get the impression this is a quick and dirty port, so this might not be very playable anyway.
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#12
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
great... they wait till AFTER i sell all my PC's to release this game..... pfffft!
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#13
theubersmurf
Any mention of GFWL as a requirement for this? It is a Microsoft Games studios release.
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#14
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: GSG-9
Graphics are about all I can think of, in addition though the game had bad reviews with PC play testers (hence cutting it back to 360.) I get the impression this is a quick and dirty port, so this might not be very playable anyway.
But that was when it was supposed to be released aka 2 years ago I suppose? If so it's no indication of how this release is.

And me I don't care about graphics one bit, so I'm still excited.
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#15
GSG-9
by: Frick
But that was when it was supposed to be released aka 2 years ago I suppose? If so it's no indication of how this release is.

And me I don't care about graphics one bit, so I'm still excited.
I am also excited, but I don't really trust Remedy to develop good controls on their own. Their last PC release was 2003 and Max Payne 2 was arguably not that great of a PC title. All I am saying is I am not holding my breath and I am not buying it the night its released unless there is a demo to stifle my skepticism.
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#16
LifeOnMars
Sweet, I loved it on Xbox and I'll gladly pay for it to add to my PC collection, especially as I never played the additional content.
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#17
Drone
by: GSG-9
It came out for 2 years on 360 if you want to check it out.
I will. And I bet pc version will miss all DLC. Right?
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#18
GSG-9
by: Drone
I will. And I bet pc version will miss all DLC. Right?
Idk, I HOPE it includes everything that came out for xbox in one game.
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#19
ZoneDymo
by: Drone
I will. And I bet pc version will miss all DLC. Right?
Actually I think I read that ALL DLC will be included in the purchase of the PC version.
I for one am happy, yes the devs are FULL OF CRAP no doubt.
BUT, this is a traditional oldschool horror game of which very few exist these days.

So yeah ill be picking this one up for sure.
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#20
Super XP
What do they mean by with the PC version being shelved? Was this suppose to come out for PC years ago?
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#21
Recus
by: Super XP
Was this suppose to come out for PC years ago?
Yes, it was.

On topic: fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu for Steam.
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#22
digibucc
lol steam is the only good part of this announcement. an old, overrated game being released on pc at likely full price - what is there to be happy about? steam is the only positive thing...
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#23
Nemesis881
I can onlyoverclock my Athlon x2 to 2.6ghz... DONATIONS ACCEPTED HERE!! xD
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#24
GSG-9
by: Super XP
What do they mean by with the PC version being shelved? Was this suppose to come out for PC years ago?
Not only supposed to be released, in 2006 it was the highlight of Intel Developer Forum (link to the demo).
Then they dropped PC support for the game after they had faithfull PC followers tracking the game for years. :shadedshu
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