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.