It’s been an extended time coming, but today Remedy and Epic Games announced that the first Alan Wake is finally being remastered. Rumors of this remaster are swirling for years, and now it’s like it’s happening eventually. While the remaster is exciting on its own, perhaps the most straightforward part of this announcement is that it means Alan Wake is finally coming to PlayStation consoles for the primary time – quite 11 years after it initially launched for Xbox 360.
The remaster was announced today on The Sudden Stop, an Alan Wake community website. It had been announced by Sam Lake, who is the creative director of Remedy Entertainment. This remaster is being made in partnership with Epic Games, which means the sport will be limited to the Epic Games Store on PC.
Alan Wake Remastered could finish up being a reasonably big draw for the Epic Games Store. Alan Wake features a dedicated fanbase posing for this remaster for several years now, so by Epic acting as publisher and locking down exclusivity to its store, we could see members of that fanbase flock to the Epic Games Store to shop for it.
Of course, PC isn’t the sole place where Alan Wake Remastered is going to be available, as its supported platforms also include PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. “Alan Wake Remastered is that the original experience you fell crazy with all those years ago. We didn’t want to vary that,” Lake wrote today. “But the visuals all around, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and therefore the cinematics, are updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades.”
Epic has confirmed that the sport will feature “all-new rendered 4K visuals,” commentary from Lake himself, and both expansions released for the first game: The Signal and, therefore, the Writer. There’s no release date for Alan Wake Remastered yet, but Epic says it’s beginning in fall 2021, so it shouldn’t be too far away.