The Xbox 360 Remedy classic, Alan Wake, has long been rumoured to be getting the remastered treatment. The news has now arrived: Alan Wake Remastered is real, and it will hit Xbox Series X and Series S this season.
A reported last week, an October 5 release date for Alan Wake Remastered had appeared on Rakuten Taiwan, via Wario64 on Twitter. In response, Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad responded that Alan Wake Remastered would be officially announced next week, which is, of course, this week. That turned out to be true.
Unfortunately, while Alan Wake Remastered has now been officially announced, just as Ahmad said it would, we don’t have a release date outside of “this fall”. That would certainly include October, but given that’s only a few weeks away it does appear strange that a confirmed and locked-away release date wouldn’t be announced.
Remedy’s Sam Lake discussed the announcement overnight.
“I’m beyond happy to tell you that at the time of writing this, Alan Wake Remastered is nearing its completion,” Lake said. “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.”
Alan Wake was a much-loved psychological action-adventure game, released exclusively for the Xbox 360 in 2010 after many years in development.
It proved to be a colossal success for developer, Remedy, who went on to make Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break and one of the games of the decade Control, which launched last year.
Alan Wake Remastered will introduce a new generation to arguably one of the Xbox 360’s best games. October 5 — if that does turn out to be its release date — couldn’t come soon enough! Given the success of Control, there’s almost certainly a legion of Remedy fans out their clamouring to give one of the studio’s classics another playthrough.