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