Alan Wake 2 to get New Game+ and new story content in 'The Final Draft' update coming next week

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What you need to know

  • Alan Wake 2 officially won Best Game Direction at The Game Awards 2023, with Remedy Entertainment's Sam Lake and Kyle Rowley accepting the award on stage.
  • Toward the end of their acceptance speech, Rowley sneakily revealed that Alan Wake 2 is about to get a new content update.
  • Releasing on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, The Final Draft update brings new story content and New Game+ to Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake 2 is hands-down one of the best games of 2023 (and one of the best horror games of all time), so it was certainly no surprise that it won Best Game Direction during The Game Awards 2023. Remedy Entertainment's Sam Lake and Kyle Rowley took to the stage to accept the award and say a few words of thanks, but Rowley had a last-minute comment before stepping away from the mic.

Next week, Alan Wake 2 is getting a major content update dubbed "The Final Draft," and it's going to bring New Game+ alongside brand-new story content. There will be new manuscript pages and tons of new features to explore. We already talked about Alan Wake 2's The Final Draft update when it was initially announced, but now we know when it's coming. You can expect the update on Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and PlayStation 5 on Dec. 11, 2023.

Haven't played Alan Wake 2 yet? You're missing out. Check out our 4.5/5 review of Alan Wake 2 and pick up your copy soon, because one of the greatest games of the year is about to get even better.

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Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.