Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

Alan Wake for PC Earns Back Investment in 48 Hours

In what is a tight slap in the face of those who even question the future of PC gaming, Alan Wake, which was launched for the PC platform years after its console launch, is reported to have earned back Remedy's development and marketing costs of the game's venture to the PC platform within the first 48 hours of sales on Steam. "We made it a priority to create the best PC version of the game we possibly could, as opposed to a sloppy port we ourselves would hate to play, and judging by the amount of encouragement and positive feedback that has been pouring in, that's really paid off!" said CEO Matias Myllyrinne in a thank you note to the game's fans. "Rest assured that we are still listening to your requests and will maintain efforts to make necessary updates to the build now that it's been released," he added. The game is also reported to be also available via Origin, soon.

Sources: GamesIndustry.biz, The Verge
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18 Comments on Alan Wake for PC Earns Back Investment in 48 Hours

#1
RejZoR
So much for thrashing us, PC gamers as ungrateful bastards. PC platform is not dead and we still buy plenty of games. I just think developers should get their plans to a more realistic level. They just expect every junk to sell in million numbers. Things don't work that way.
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#2
NC37
Well the price wasn't outrageous. That went a long way to making it do so well on PC. $30 on Steam...heck that is a fantastic deal for a new PC release. Almost tempted me into buying it too had my account not been so low right now. Oh well, future Steam sale for sure!

Hope this shuts up some of those devs harping on PC.
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#3
Prima.Vera
Yeah, piracy is the best excuse ever if your software is a failure...;)
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#4
Chappy
by: Prima.Vera
Yeah, piracy is the best excuse ever if your software is a failure...;)
Haha. Nice one! :laugh:
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#5
Andrei23
Is the game any good, how many hours of gameplay could one expect to get out of it? I might look into it now.
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#6
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Can't wait to play Alan Wake. This was the Core 2 Quad poster boy back in the Q6600 days and I was gaggin' to get my hands on it then. I'll buy this, when I have money. Does anyone have it?
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#7
R_1
That's a game, best suited for console controller and not for keyboard and mouse.
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#8
hhumas
didn't hear about that game ... will give it a try after watching its game play from youtube
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#9
Sasqui
by: InnocentCriminal
I'll buy this, when I have money. Does anyone have it?
Same question here, I'd like to hear impressions.
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#10
insane 360
by: R_1
That's a game, best suited for console controller and not for keyboard and mouse.
thats not a bad thing, my gaming pc is hooked up to my tv in the living room, and a lot of games i play (minus fps's) are played with my 360 controller with wireless adapter...very very nice for gaming :)
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#11
entropy13
Doesn't matter, PC gamers are still thieves, crooks, pirates, burglars, etc. - TheMailMan78
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#12
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
by: Sasqui
Same question here, I'd like to hear impressions.
by: hhumas
didn't hear about that game ... will give it a try after watching its game play from youtube
by: Andrei23
Is the game any good, how many hours of gameplay could one expect to get out of it? I might look into it now.
by: R_1
That's a game, best suited for console controller and not for keyboard and mouse.
Played it a little on 360; decent game but don't see a high level of replayability. As far as how many hours, couldn't tell you. It was on my cousins 360 and will DEFINITELY purchase the game come Friday or Saturday.

Controls could be very well adapted for keyboard/mouse. All that it is, 3rd person view like Dead Space.
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#13
Fairlady-z
I bought two Copy's. I got one my self, and one for a buddy of my. The game is great, and was great on the 360. On the PC it looks and runs so much better, but I highly recommend turning off the lights and getting a pair of headphones for it. My system spec's are as follows

i7 2600k @4.8ghz
Corsair DDR3 1600mhz 16gb
Gigabyte Z68 UD4
Evga GTX570 @940mhz

I know my system is pretty tweaked for performance, but I see no reason why a mid range GTX460 system could not run this game smooth as silk. Single player is about 10-12 hours long if you take in the game by not play rushing it and actually exploring it. Also, there are a lot of Easter eggs to be found. Anyway if you guys got any other questions message me on steam Forsaken1kills.

BUY IT.
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#14
AphexDreamer
I posted this a while back in the Alan Wake Thread, this is what I had to say then I'll say it now as well.

I think its like this, you can have a million people buy the game for $60 each or 2 million+ people buying the game for $30 each.

I believe it turns out you are more likely to earn profits with the latter than the former. I'm not an economist or anything but this is what I see. Most games heavily pirated are Single Player games especially on PC. They have no online check and they are usually just a play once or twice game. To think they sold well, means they did something right. I believe what they did right was A. Not release an entirely crappy console port and B. Priced it right and included the DLC.
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#15
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: entropy13
Doesn't matter, PIRATES are still thieves, crooks, burglars, etc. - TheMailMan78
Correction.
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#16
tedy
by: RejZoR
So much for thrashing us, PC gamers as ungrateful bastards. PC platform is not dead and we still buy plenty of games. I just think developers should get their plans to a more realistic level. They just expect every junk to sell in million numbers. Things don't work that way.
ne se jebat kje te najdem :toast:
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#17
laszlo
played the pc version and the best is to play when you're alone;u can raise the volume without scaring the family;despite the port i must say it was one of the best horror games i played till now.

i expect the next part...
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#18
DannibusX
I'd also like to point out that it's self published by Remedy, even though it uses the cutscenes from the Xbox version. It says it's published by Microsoft in the intro cutscene, but does not require Games for Windows Live.
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