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Alan Wake Has Gone Gold! April 7, 2010

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Remedy has announced today that the game that I’ve been waiting five years for has been completed.  Alan Wake, is done.

This is quite an important day for me actually.  I remember being one of the first people to interview Remedy for my old site, The Deep Six, back when the game was announced prior E3 2005, the first E3 I was not allowed to attend.  After that E3, Remedy was on a PR whirlwind doing promotion for the game.  It was at the time coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, the later two not yet released and the former nowhere near as powerful as it needed to be at the time to handle this game.  In fact I specifically remember a question I asked Remedy if they would be targeting next generation PCs since they were targeting next generation consoles.  They didn’t know at the time, but I turned out to be right about that as the game was eventually demoed on Multi-Core Intel CPUs running Nvidia Directx 10 Graphics.  It would’ve taken a PC that powerful to run Alan Wake no doubt, and the extra development time would be quite expensive to have kept going with a PC version (to say nothing of the fact that it would’ve been exclusive to Windows Vista and Windows 7, and we all know how badly games exclusive to those platforms sold).

Congrats to Remedy for putting the wrapper on this fantastic game release.  Alan Wake will be released exclusively in the US on May 18th, 2010 on the Xbox 360.

Here’s a teaser Remedy released on April 1st for Alan Wake Wars.   I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this either, the guys at Remedy have a great sense of humor.