Alan Wake: Steam Welcomes Game in February
Originally, Alan Wake was an Xbox 360 exclusive. Lately, the game has been spreading its wings. Next month, February 2012, it will be arriving on PC via Valve’s Steam service. On PC, there will be some unique changes to take note of such as extended graphics options. The user will also be able to hide the HUD and stereoscopic 3D support of the game.
Remedy, the game’s developer, discusses the changes as well as the PC system requirements. There are also important details on a DLC. Alan Wake on PC will be released with both The Signal and the Writer. Specifically, Alan Wake will support Steam but not Games for Windows. There are no plans to release the game on the Mac. But who knows? This game was originally an Xbox 360 exclusive after all. Now, it is moving to PC territory.
If you want to know if your PC is ready to play Alan Wake then you should know the requirements. The game requires a Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 OS. You must have a dual core processor such as an AMD – Athlon X2 2.8 GHz or an Intel – Core 2 Duo 2GHz. Memory must be at least 2 GB and the hard drive must at least have free 8 GB. The video card must be DirectX 10 compatible or later backed up with 512MB RAM. Suggested video cards are:
- AMD – ATI Radeon 3650, 4450, 5550, 6450 or higher (per series)
- NVDIA – GeForce 8600GT, 9500GT, GT120, GT430, GT520 (per series)
The sound card must be DirectX 9.0c compatible. Input is made through mouse and keyboard. An Xbox 360 controller is also supported. Although a dual core processor may work, Remedy recommends the latest quad-core CPU and a graphics card with about 2000 in 3DMark Graphics Score for the ultimate performance.You may also need top of the line specs overall.
Can’t get enough of your favorite gun toting author? Alan Wake may be coming to PC but the PS3 will not see title.