ALAN WAKE

Alan Wake’s set to re­turn to stores as the ac­tor signs up for new Rem­edy game

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Rem­edy’s su­per­nat­u­ral thriller Alan

Wake will be re­turn­ing to Xbox One soon, at least in its orig­i­nal Xbox 360 form. The game was re­moved from Mi­crosoft’s con­soles, and from PC dig­i­tal stores, last year due to the ex­pi­ra­tion of its mu­sic li­censes.

The de­vel­oper con­firmed on Twit­ter that all li­cens­ing is­sues are now re­solved and the ti­tle is avail­able once again for PC, with Xbox to fol­low soon. Rem­edy tweeted, “Big thanks to our part­ner and Alan Wake’s pub­lish­ers Mi­crosoft, who were able to rene­go­ti­ate the rights to the li­censed mu­sic in Alan Wake.”

Rem­edy con­firmed that all the orig­i­nal mu­sic would re­main in the game, in which a best­selling hor­ror au­thor’s hol­i­day ends up in a ton of spook­i­ness in the ru­ral town of Bright Falls, Wash­ing­ton. For those who’ve never played it, it’s one of OXM’s favourite ever hor­ror ti­tles, with plenty of nods to the work of Stephen King, with a bit of Twin Peaks thrown in.

The game is so good in fact, that we’re su­per-ex­cited for a TV se­ries based on Alan Wake that is cur­rently in pro­duc­tion, as we re­ported in last month’s OXM. Peter Cal­loway, who has worked on TV se­ries Cloak & Dag­ger and Le­gion has signed up to be showrun­ner, while Rem­edy’s own Sam Lake will be ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer.

Speak­ing out

In other more videogame-y Rem­edy news, all eyes are on the stu­dio’s in­trigu­ing and beau­ti­ful look­ing new ti­tle Con­trol. It’s been an­nounced that the re­al­ity-bend­ing and prob­a­bly mind-warp­ing ad­ven­ture, which we get hands-on with this month, will wel­come two of the voice-ac­tors from Alan Wake and Rem­edy’s clas­sic Max Payne to the cast. James McCaf­frey, who voiced Max Payne him­self, will be play­ing the Fed­eral Bureau of Con­trol’s for­mer di­rec­tor Zachariah Trench, while the voice of Alan Wake, Matthew Por­retta, will play Dr Casper Dar­ling. We will bring you more news on

Con­trol as we get it, while it’s shap­ing up to be one of the best-look­ing ti­tles of 2019.

Above You’ll be able to ex­plore Bright Falls with spooky mu­si­cal ac­com­pa­nient once again.

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