Alan Wake’s American Nightmare: Dev Wants To Avoid Dodgy Console Ports
There is a growing trend that is emerging for 2012. It seems that bigger studios are intending to self-publish their games on PC. Rebellion Studios, for example, is already planning to skip dealing with a publisher for Sniper Elite V2’s PC edition. Even Alan Wake’ s developers, Remedy, are thinking of self-publishing for the PC version of the Xbox 360 thriller.
Alan Wake was published by Microsoft on the Xbox 360. Shouldn’t Microsoft be the logical choice for publishing the game on PC? We always thought that it would continue working on the game for PC because of a couple of things: it published the 360 version and it also created Windows. Remedy’s CEO, Matias Myllyrine is assuring everyone that the studio and Microsoft are not having problems. There is actually a conscious agreement between the two companies. “We were thrilled when Microsoft gave us the freedom to pursue this opportunity,” said Myllyrinne. From the beginning, Alan Wake was supposed to be published on PC but Microsoft had said that the “couch experience” is better for the game. However, Remedy recognizes the fact that many gamers are asking for a PC version.
According to Myllyrinne, “So many people have reached out to us and asked to be able to play Alan Wake on the PC. That’s where our roots are – in PC gaming – starting with Death Rally and Max Payne one and two. So, of course, this is a great thing for us – sadly it took a little longer. But this is still something that is close to our hearts.”