Alan Wake: Game Finally Gets PC Version
Finally, Alan Wake gets a release date for its PC version. Remedy reveals that the PC port will be coming on February 16. In 2005, the game was originally confirmed for the Xbox 360 and the PC. Later, however, the game was released as an Xbox 360 exclusive. Last December, the game was again announced for the PC.
Excuse us while we nerd out here, as you would expect, the PC version will offer the gamer many features over and above the original Xbox release. The mouse and keyboard support are fully customizable or configurable offering much greater control. Naturally with the increased processing power the graphics are more customisable, richer, and can be displayed in 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratio. Not a ground breaking revelation we know, but some of you might be interested. NVIDIA NVISION2 Stereoscopic 3D and AMD Eyefininity 3D 3-screen mode are supported for those hard-core gamers, who will also be pleased to know that the game’s engine is multithreaded so that it fully maximizes the potential speed of CPUs with quad cores.
The PC version will also come with DLCs entitled The Writer and The Signal. It will first be released via Steam at $29.99 and $34.99. It will also be released on other digital download services, such as Origin. The boxed version is only marked as due “soon”, with no specific dates. Markus Mäki, who is Remedy’s chief technology officer said that they have done everything they can to “do justice to the PC version.” They want the version to look “absolutely beautiful”. They are looking at a new way of providing life to the game while somehow following rules for PC versions.
Maki said that Remedy has quite a history when it comes to PC titles. They were able to release Max Payne 1 and 2 and Death Rally, for example. They had also wanted to release Alan Wake for the PC. They are happy to now be able to do so. Finally.