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Alan Wake now Xbox 360 exclusive, no PC version

by Steven Williamson on 15 February 2010, 08:51

Tags: Alan Wake, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Xbox 360, Action/Adventure

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Remedy Entertainment's upcoming psychological action thriller, Alan Wake, won't be released on PC confirmed Microsoft late last week.

Due for release in May 2010, Alan Wake will now be an Xbox 360 exclusive title. Microsoft explains why:

"Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen," reads a statement from Microsoft. "We ultimately realised that the most compelling way to experience Alan Wake was on the Xbox 360 platform, so we focused on making it an Xbox 360 exclusive."

The statement continues: "Both Microsoft and Remedy have long histories in PC game development. This decision was about matching this specific game to the right platform."

The decision must have been made late in the development process. Alan Wake has been in the making for five years and only last summer Remedy was still talking about the PC version. Sounds like a Microsoft decision.

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Your loss, Remedy. Lost revenue from us PC and PS3 owners.
I'm so glad I lost interest in Alan Wake, after the last round of E3 videos showed it had gone in a more linear, and less freeform direction.

That first trailer was truly amazing, sadly that game died a long time ago now. Replaced with a run-of-the-mill borathon.

But, let's be really honest. This game is never going to be released, and even if it is, no-one will care anymore, even less being a console exclusive.

“Matching the game to the right platform.” Really, there's no need to bull**** us quite so obviously.

The game has now become bad for gamers (it'll be a shadow of it's former potential), bad for the developers and publishers (it's not going to sell very well, long development costs).

O dear…