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Alan Wake II Revealed!

Ten years after his debut adventure, Alan Wake is officially returning in Alan Wake 2!

CrossfireX to launch on February 10th

Alongside the reveal of Alan Wake 2, we had our next glimpse of CrossfireX, including a release date! Mark your calendars for February 10th 2022.

Remedy To Open Second Studio In Stockholm

Coinciding with the Q3 2021 Financial Report, today Remedy announced that they will be establishing a new studio in neighbouring Stockholm in 2022.

An Open Letter from Sam Lake / Alan Wake Remastered

Alan Wake Remastered is coming! Read Sam Lake's open letter announcing the new game, his passion for Wake's debut adventure, and release details.

Our Conversation with Matthew Porretta, the Voice of Alan Wake

To celebrate the game's 10th anniversary, we sat down with Matthew Porretta, the incredible voice actor behind Alan Wake, to talk about his experiences and memories.

New Retrospective: Agents of Storm

In a new retrospective, we look back at Remedy's first mobile game developed in-house, Agents of Storm.

Behind the Scenes of Poets of the Fall's War Music Video

To celebrate 15 years of Poets of the Fall, we spoke to Director, Akseli Tuomivaara, about creating the Alan Wake-inspired music video, War. [Photo by Tiia Öhman].

Interviews and Conversations with....

Over the past eight years, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some amazing devs and actors inc. Cam Rogers, Kathy Tong, Fred Berman, Ilkka Villi, and Christopher Forsyth.


17th January 2022
PlayStation Audio Mix Fix for Alan Wake Remastered

Following the Alan Wake Remastered patch released last month, Remedy has announced a follow-up for PlayStation owners to help fix an additional issue that snuck through. 

The mini update (1.0.0.5) fixes the audio mixing resulting from the previous patch for the PS4 and PS5. News of the fix came through the studio's Twitter page last week.

If you haven't yet updated Alan Wake Remastered, the December update also included improved title stability, fixes to the Episode 2 lift clip, general visual fixes, and a solution for the rare bug that played cinematic audio in mono. 

You can find the full list of changes, along with specialised fixes for PC and Xbox editions, HERE!

Source: Official Alan Wake Twitter Page 


14th January 2022
Smilegate Teases Multiplayer Maps & Weapons In New CrossfireX Trailer

Earlier this month, Smilegate released a new trailer looking at their multiplayer campaign in CrossfireX. The cvideo spans a minute long and showcases the combat style, weapons, locations, and objectives that players can expect to find in the upcoming adventure. 

CrossfireX is a collaboration between Smilegate and Remedy, with Smilegate developing the multiplayer section of the game and Remedy developing its single-player. The title is set to launch exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on February 10th. 



CrossfireX is a free-to-play title coming exclusively to Xbox. The game includes an online multiplayer allowing teams of 2-16 players to join in on the action. It also features a single-player story mode developed by Remedy. The single-player experience will be available to purchase, with more details about the format and cost to come later. At the moment, there are conflicting stories regarding multiplayer access requiring Gold Membership across the Xbox and CrossfireX websites, but hopefully, we should get concrete news soon.

According to the developers, CrossFireX's single-player campaign sees a "sprawling global conflict between Global Risk and Black List" two private military groups. "Global Risk’s agents use advanced technology to fight for order and security, while Black List’s mercenaries fight to destabilize regimes in the name of freedom". Like a lot of Remedy's previous work, it isn't a straightforward battle between good versus evil but a battle between two morally-grey factions.

With its launch date fast approaching, momentum has been building on the marketing side. Last month, Remedy and Smilegate invited IGN, Easy Allies, and COGconnected to check out CrossfireX's single-player experience. You can read their impressions, HERE

Official Synopsis: CrossfireX delivers an intense first-person shooter experience where players are immersed in a sprawling global conflict between the world’s two most formidable private military factions: Global Risk employs veterans of powerful armed forces who use advanced technologies to fight for order and security; Black List employs hardened mercenaries trained in guerilla tactics who fight to destabilize oppressive regimes in the name of freedom. Choose your side and complete objective-based missions across a variety of classic and innovative modes featuring tightly crafted gameplay and cinematic visuals


5th January 2022
Alan Wake Remastered January 2022 Patch Notes

Remedy fans who purchased Alan Wake Remastered will be getting a new update this week which fixes a number of reported issues including as clipping, mono audio, and screen tearing. The patch will also be making general improvements to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (The Epic Store). 

If your platform of choice has updates set to automatically download, the update should be ready for you now. If you need to manually install it, it's estimated to be in the area of an hour to download for a number of players. 

You can see the full list of changes below: 

PATCH NOTES  PS4: 1.0.0.4 | PS5: 1.0.0.4 | Xbox One: 1.0.0.9 | Xbox Series X/S: 2.0.0.5

Performance

  • Improved title stability

Progression

  • Fixed the Episode 2 bug involving the "Reach the top of the mill” objective, in which the lift clipped through the stairs

Sound

  • (XBOX ONE) Fixed the audio lag that was present in some cinematics
  • Fixed the rare issue where cinematics audio would play in mono

Visual

  • (XBOX SERIES X|S) Added auto HDR support 
  • (XBOX ONE) Mitigated screen tearing
  • General visual performance fixes

UI

  • (PC) Improved the resolution of the game icon.

Source: AlanWake.com

1st January 2022
Year In Review [2021]

Congratulations! We've made it through another year, and it was a pretty intense one!

While things were off to a quiet start, things got busy fast. Not only did we have the reveal of Alan Wake Remastered AND Alan Wake 2, Remedy published their new webstore (with Bright Falls Blended coffee!), Poets of the Fall released a new single, Max Payne turned twenty, and Quantum Break turned five. If you thought that was hectic, Alan Wake Remastered was also released just over a month after its reveal, making its debut on PlayStation. 



-- CONSOLE & PC GAMES --

The Crossfire Series

The Control Series

The Quantum Break Series

The Alan Wake Series

The Max Payne Series

-- MOBILE GAMES --

-- LIVE ACTION SERIES --

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