Alan Wake Remastered is coming to Xbox and other platforms this fall
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What you need to know
- Alan Wake first launched in 2010 exclusively on the Xbox 360 before later being ported to PC.
- The publishing rights for Alan Wake later reverted to developer Remedy Entertainment.
- Remedy Entertainment confirms that Alan Wake Remastered is nearly complete, set to launch later in the fall.
- Alan Wake Remastered will be available on Xbox, PlayStation and PC, with some "choice next-generation upgrades."
Shortly after store listings of an Alan Wake remaster began to circulate, Remedy Entertainment creative director Sam Lake shared some exciting news for fans: Alan Wake Remastered is set to launch later this year in the fall. Alan Wake is widely considered one of Remedy Entertainment's best games, as well as being one of the best Xbox games available.
"Alan Wake Remastered is the original experience you fell in love with all those years ago. We did not want to change that. But the visuals all around, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades," Lake explains on Alan Wake fan site The Sudden Stop.
Hopefully we'll learn more about what exactly these new upgrades for Alan Wake Remastered entail soon, especially on the higher-end platforms. There's no exact release date but the prior store listings indicated that Alan Wake Remastered is launching on Oct. 5, so we should get an update on the timing for launch relatively soon.
While the original version of Alan Wake was exclusive to the Xbox 360 before later being ported to PC, Alan Wake Remastered is launching across Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC via the Epic Games Store.
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.