The PlayStation Showcase featuring Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Spider-Man 2, and the upcoming Alan Wake 2 has come and gone. Gloomy surroundings and impressive lighting. Meanwhile, the developer is optimistic about the game and has clarified what we’re seeing.
On Twitter, Remedy’s Director of Communications Thomas Puha revealed that the Alan Wake 2 trailer shown on PlayStation Showcase “runs 100% on PlayStation 5”. Puha, for some reason, really wanted to point that out. Perhaps it’s to emphasize that this is an uncompromising, current-gen game. “We said we will be pushing the graphics for this product strongly in 2021,” he continued.
Remedy isn’t shy about how proud they are about their upcoming game. Puha said he thinks the team will have “the best looking game in 2023”. This is no small boast. When we say that Alan Wake 2 will be the most visually impressive game of the year, we mean that it will beat out future titles like Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores, Resident Evil 4, Atomic Heart, and Final Fantasy 16 and Spider-Man 2. It’s already one of the good-looking companies.
However, Alan Wake and Remedy seem to have their rabid fans. Specifically, Blizzard Entertainment President Mike Ybarra said: answered Puha tweeted: “Can’t wait to play this game! Congratulations!” Previously, we also found that we are quite satisfied internally with the quality of the products Remedy makes.
In a business document shared last month, Remedy said “Alan Wake 2 is going to be a great game and everyone is excited at Remedy.” The document also revealed details about Control 2 and Max Payne 1+2 remakes.
However, the release of Alan Wake 2 will not be without some controversy. Shortly after the PlayStation Showcase, Remedy revealed that Alan Wake 2 will be a digital-only release on both PC and consoles. The reason is that it sells the game at a lower price and most players don’t buy the physical product. No more copies. Remedy pointed to a digital-only version for the PS5 and Xbox Series S.
“It’s not uncommon for modern games to be released digitally only,” the FAQ said. “Second, not releasing the disc helps keep the price of the game at $59.99/€59.99 and the PC version at $49.99/€49.99.” Yes, the console version of the game also costs $10 more than the PC version. There was no reason for that. So expect nothing but predictable digital for Alan Wake 2, with the game scheduled for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on October 17th.
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