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7th September 2021
Announcing Alan Wake Remastered: An Open Letter from Sam Lake

This is for you.

I’m beyond happy to tell you that at the time of writing this, Alan Wake Remastered is nearing its completion. Confirmed, announced, coming up in partnership with Epic Games Publishing. Multiplatform. PC on the Epic Games Store, Xbox, and for the first time ever, PlayStation, this generation and the previous one. 

This is for you. Alan Wake came out over 11 years ago, and through that time, you have told us again and again how much you love the game, the story, the characters, and the lore. And that matters a lot to us. We love this game as well. I love this game. The remaster is coming because of your support for Alan Wake through the years. That is why we felt it was fitting to make this announcement here, at The Sudden Stop, which has been an integral part of the Remedy community since back in 2012, when it started out as an Alan Wake fansite. The Remedy community wouldn't be what it is today without The Sudden Stop, and we wanted to show our gratitude by telling you about Alan Wake Remastered right here. So thank you, Rachel, and everyone else, for supporting Remedy and our games through all these years.


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Early on in the game Alan Wake says, “In a horror story the victim keeps asking why – but there can be no explanation, and there shouldn’t be one, the unanswered mystery is what stays with us the longest, and it’s what we remember in the end.” This is an idea close to my heart. Stories that make me think excite me, stories where everything is not freely handed out to me or wrapped up neatly, where I am left with a mystery. Mysteries are magical to me, they hold a promise, and I am often happier with that than a final answer. This is what we as a team, and I as the lead writer of Alan Wake, set out to create for you a long time ago.

This story and character were personal in many ways. Alan Wake, being a writer himself, gave me an opportunity to use what I do and love as a writer as an element in the story. Alan Wake also contained the mystery of forests and lakes, which are precious to me as a Finn. And, instead of a focused one-note horror fare, it was this strange, even wasteful mix of horror, humor and supernatural mystery. I also love it because it turned out to be a very hard game to make, with many struggles along the way, and that makes me even prouder of what we achieved.

The original game was only available for Xbox 360 and a few years later, PC. We are thrilled about the opportunity to bring the remastered version out for a new generation of platforms. I am excited to hear what you think about Alan Wake.  

Alan Wake Remastered is the original experience you fell in love with all those years ago. We did not want to change that. But the visuals all around, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades.

Alan Wake Remastered will launch this fall. Stay tuned for more information soon.

This is for you. I hope you enjoy it, either again, like meeting an old friend, or for the first time.

Yours,

Sam Lake, Creative Director, Remedy Entertainment


Alan Wake Remastered, published by Epic Games Publishing, will be available on PC on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4/Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.

78 comments:

When is it releasing?!? I need this NOW! šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚

Thanks Sam, we have been waiting in the ocean for too long.

i am so ready to revisit this amazing game :)

Thank everyone for this masterpiece and for remastered of this great game!

Thank you Sam Lake, having Alan back means the world to me

awesome absolutely loved control and am hyped to finally see where it all began

Amazing. Teared up a little. Alan Wake is one of my favorite games. Didn't even know this page existed. Thanks for all of your efforts.

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love this game and I still have it on my xbox360 and play it enero chance I get. The story, 5he characters and the World of this game are just beautiful, and I've been waiting for some update on the saga for so Long. I'll buy it on my ps4, thank you guys!

You got that sweet, sweet ray tracing?

At last, me and my girlfriend have a reason to take time off from work in the same time :)

Any Steam release in the future?

Finally! Thank you so much for that. Can't wait to enjoy one of my favorite games in a new shape.

I'm so happy! I've been waiting for ages!!! THANK YOU, MR. LAKE!

Well I bought the collector's for xbox and rebought it on PC as soon as it came out but it seems I would have to get it on Epic now, which I won't. Well I am glad for you guys for getting funding for Alan Wake, hope it makes 2 actually possible.

This is very cool. I wish this come out to Nintendo Switch as well <3

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

I have all remedy merch for alan wake, the novel and collectors edition, the messenger bag has been peeling and falling to bits, I use it every day. Alan Wake has been a very influential story for me and I just wanted to say thank you. I cannot wait to play this remaster! And the sequel hinted at in AWE....

Thank you for making us all fall in love with survival horror and for giving us such a beloved character and studio. I cannot wait to immerse myself in bright falls once again.

Celeste

Sam Lake and Remedy! Thank you so much for this! Can't wait for part II : )

I wonder if i will ever see this game ( remastered) on steam ...

Thank you so much Remedy for this one, Alan wake is one of my favorite games of all time and I can`t wait to get the chance to play it.

Thank you (Sam Lake) for your passion and dedication to the fans, which is a rare trait these days, I believe I speak for all Remedy and Alan wake fans when I say( we appreciate all the hard work you and the team put into your games ) I personally love your style of storytelling.

Thank you once more and keep on keeping on, wish you all the best on your future projects.

Your huge fan from Libya . Mohamed Adam.

My heart is so fucking full rn. Thank you so much Sam.

No love for us Nintendo Switch owners? Really loved this game back in the day, would love to see this on Switch!

This is so exciting! A big Thank You from myself and the gaming community who sustained this game during the years and kept sharing the love, over and over, until today’s announcement! Looking forward to play it once again :].

Omg I can’t wait. I loved this since day one. I can’t wait to visit Bright Falls again!!! And the DLC. Ah man I hope that comes back! I miss Mr. Scratch and the feeling it gave me seeing him taunt Alan. Such nostalgia! I got goosebumps reading this. Sam Lake.. Thank you and thank you to the whole Remedy team for making this possible and the fans. I can’t imagine they would of even made this a reality without the support. You made a young mans dreams come true. I can’t wait to dive back in and hear the scream of Alice getting pulled into the deeps waters reaching for help! Holy F&!# I am excited. Release date soon I hope!!!!

Well Sam, the only thing I can say is... THANK YOU!!!
This is AMAZING news!

I loved Alan Wake and have been waiting for a sequel, and Control seemed like a door was opening for it. Then the AWE Expansion came out and all but confirmed that Alan was on his way back.

I'm so happy that this is on it's way and coming for the PS5! Heck, I'm happy that it's coming to almost every platform! That means even more can get aboard this horror train!

I can't wait to see where this game series goes!

I am BEYOND excited for this. I love the IP, the gameplay, the storyline, the creative way in which it is all blended together...I'm a VERY happy gamer! Thank you Sam!!

this is epic, thanks for this.

What a sweet way to announce the Remaster, Remedy!

Can't wait to revisit Bright Falls! Never got the chance to play the DLCs, or the American Nightmare thing. Will any of that be included in the remaster? I hope you don't mind me asking.

DLC included? With all the licensed music? Without American Nightmare?

Would be great to have the non-hostile free mode when you can just explore the world.

Wow this is awesome!!! Will Alan Wake be in Fortnite? That would be so cool xD

Dude, you are awesome! Thank you for this, and for everyting you also created! Time to buy this Game a 4th and 5th Time!

Never thought the day would come, but now we are so close!

There is a rumour that this new version will run on the northlight engine... the same one used in Control.

So, I've got to ask.. it is a remake or a remaster?

I love this game and not doing a full remake seems a bit of a missed oportunity to be honest.

This is fantastic news! I'd like to show some support for a physical disc version of the console releases.

I am very happy to hear this. Finally.
I really hope that Alan can reach a new audience, and I am very happy that it is now available on so many platforms.

Absolutely marvelous to hear. Alan Wake was a breath taking title that slipped under too many radars back in the day. Knowing this thrilling title is coming back and having that second chance with audiences new and old alike is exciting. Hats off to the team and to the legacy of this game.

It's not a lake, it's an ocean...

Fantastic news, and a great place to share it!

Thank you. Now get going on the sequel and make it great.

Thanks. We love remedy games. From Kazakhstan with love!

Awesome! I've beaten it several times but I'll be picking this up to support. Hopefully if the remaster sells well it will be good incentive to move forward with a sequel after all these years.

"Stephen King once wrote, “Nightmares exist outside of logic, and there's little fun to be had in explanations; they're antithetical to the poetry of fear.”...������

I will buy this day one on all platforms (ok, not so sure about EPIC right now). I'm running yearly E3 bets and every year one of the bets revolves around the return of Alan Wake.

I'd probably faint over a "Part II" announcement after all those years. And I'd super cheer a Remake of the original. But even a Remaster gives me so much joy right now.

I replay the game at least every other year. I'm looking forward to playing it this year in a new form.

Thank you all at Remedy :)

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What excellent new! I’ve always loved this game, it’s been a font of inspiration for me! WAAAY back in 2015 my friends and I did a metal record inspired by the game (and a few other things) which you can check out here if you want https://notoldscratch.bandcamp.com/ . I can’t wait to walk the streets of Bright Falls again. It’s been too long.

So exciting, thank you Sam and Team!

This is such amazing news!
I've played Alan Wake and its DLC time and time again and am very eager and excited to get back into that world.

Alan Wake is a personal favourite and made the best imaginable impression on me at the time. It was mature and sophisticated, well researched and carefully put together much like the original Max Payne games. But it was also a departure for both Remedy as a studio, and for players, who could hardly anticipate the delectable madness of the journey they were about to embark in. It stuck to its own unique choice of themes and tones. As the narrative unfolded, the ambitious directions in which it dared to take step forward were at once rewarding and surprisingly consistent. The dialogue felt true, too. It takes talent to set up a great story in a fully digital environment; but it takes a certain genius to elevate it to a level of complexity where the player feels intellectually challenged.

So many years went by, I must say I have forgotten most of it. But not the sentiment of wonder from the exploration, the memories of night time talk radio recordings playing in some God-forsaken cabin in the middle of the woods, or the eye-catching sights of treetops waving and dancing by the moonlight. I will so enjoy revisiting Bright Falls.

I cannot express how happy I am to hear this.
I've been captivated by the game ever since I saw the trailers and concept in 2006-2007. I even got an xbox 360 because of it in 2010. I have it on all possible platforms and the official merch too. I'm more than thrilled hearing the official announcement and consider one pre order the moment its listing will go live.

I hope it sells so many copies so that it justifies a sequel in the coming years. One can be hopeful :)

I wish you all the best Remedy and Sam Lake and of course, The Sudden Stop, you are truly an amazing fan. Keep up the good work.

Omg this made my morning!! I can't wait to introduce my husband to Alan Wake!

Excellent news! Alan Wake is an all-time favorite for me and I'll gladly play it again. I do hope you consider to go slightly further than updating the visuals by adjusting the driving mechanics too. That part of the game felt off even when the game was new.

Just in time for spooky season, I hope? Spine already shivering...

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