Alan Wake’s former platform exclusivity was a bit controversial way back when it was cancelled for the PC in 2009. Announced for the 360 and PC, some users felt snubbed when Microsoft announced that the title would be a 360 exclusive. While Alan Wake was received favorably, and sold fairly well, it wasn’t the powerhouse many had hoped it would be. It wasn’t a surprise, then, when Microsoft allowed Remedy to port the game to the PC, in order to recoup some more money from the project.
And recoup it did. 2 years after the 360 release, Alan Wake has journeyed on the PC, and Remedy is proud to report that “We are very happy with the sales and hitting #1 on Steam at launch was nothing short of amazing. We recouped our development and marketing expenses during the first 48 hours. And yes, we’re certainly very excited about PC.”
I, for one, am glad to see Alan Wake find more success in any fashion. With this PC release and the impending Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for XBLA, it’s a good time to be a fan of Remedy’s supernatural franchise.