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Alan Wake News Piquing Interest Of PlayStation 3 Owners

It sort of seems impossible in the surface, but we like to remain optimistic for PlayStation 3 owners.

Yes, we all know Remedy's involvement with Microsoft concerning the Alan Wake IP means PS3 fans are out of luck. We're not quite familiar with all the details of that agreement, though, and after the recent Alan Wake announcement, some journalists and insiders are wondering: how should we interpret the words of Remedy franchise development chief Oskari Hakkinen?

"We are really excited about this project which a slice of our team has been working on for the last months. It's something that'll definitely give more to the Wake fans out there, but just as importantly, this installment will also give an opportunity for players who aren't familiar with the franchise to finally jump on board."

Okay, so maybe it can't mean anything outside of the Xbox 360 realm. Hakkinen could just be talking about the rest of the 360 crowd who didn't appreciate the first title...and God knows, there were a great many of those. But even so, there are a whole lot of questions out there, especially because we know next to nothing about this project. They say it isn't a sequel and it isn't just add-on content for the original.

Soooo...what is it?

Tags: alan wake, remedy, alan wake 2, alan wake sequel

5/10/2011 9:02:06 PM Ben Dutka

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matt99
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 9:35:06 PM
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The more quality games in the playstation library the better.

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TheIllusiveMan
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 9:36:42 PM
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My guess is that it's just a new game with a similar (or even the same) gameplay style and doesn't really refer to the old one so new people can play without being confused. I'm guessing you're right about assuming it's just for the 360 crowd that missed the first one. I'd love to get it if it came out for PS3 though.

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Victor321
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 9:37:28 PM
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This is the first article I've read here that simply interpreted a quote in a certain way (at the very least, blatantly) =O

Aside from that observation like Matt99 above, the more, the merrier :)

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 9:38:29 PM
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Ooh! Alan Wake. The only game on the 360 that I actually truly respect. I went out and rented the game as soon as my brother got his 360 back and I LOVED this game. It is the 360s own Heavy Rain. Really amazing game, very inspiring for an aspiring writer (such as myself ;)). I'd enjoy it immensely if I were able to put this in my PS3 collection right next to Heavy Rain. Oh, how beautiful it would look right there...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:33:41 PM

What kind of stuff do you write?

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:07:19 AM

@World

I write mainly fictional novels. I've written a couple of novels in the past, one science fiction and the other historical fiction, but I never got around to trying to publish them. Dirty business that is. Right now I'm working on a three book series - also fictional - that I actually plan on striving to get published.
I love writing and, like I said in a post a long time ago, that's another reason why I enjoy coming here. Ben's writing on editorials and reviews are really well written. I can really respect that :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:13:43 AM

Interesting, I'm working on a bit of historical fiction myself. I particularly enjoy anything by Matthew Pearl.

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Highlander
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 9:35:13 AM

*sigh*
I wish I had that talent, I enjoy writing, but I'm pretty sure that my talents in life do not extend into being an author.

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 2:12:50 PM

gamer girl, might i suggest publishing them on the appstore? it could be a start

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hellish_devil
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 9:43:32 PM
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PC version of Alan Wake was canceled, so maybe they are refering that part 2 will be available on PC.

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Simcoe
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 9:09:49 PM

I totally agree, probably Windows.

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LittleBigMidget
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 9:46:16 PM
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Ehh....I never really got the big deal about the first Alan Wake. Too me it was "Flashlight, shoot, find batteries" repeat. The game had a good story though.

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FM23
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:42:31 AM

Sounds like you never played it!

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 9:46:37 AM

How far into the game did you get?

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 9:54:24 PM
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What if they've found a way to turn it into a squad based shooter? You know, to capture all those mainstream gamers who didn't play the original...

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:01:20 PM

BRILLIANT!

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:12:21 PM

with flash lights lol?

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EvilKen
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:19:42 PM

Excellent Idea! lol

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kraygen
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:12:02 PM

maybe for this one instead of just flashlights, they'll be handheld strobe lights, woooooo! lol

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:38:47 PM

Kraygen,

Night vision goggles?

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main_event05
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:03:30 AM

Night vision goggles AND flashlights. sounds like a winner to me.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:19:12 PM
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Great :D, I have yet to play this game, If it were to come on the PS3 i would buy it instantly.

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SmokeyPSD
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:42:23 PM
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I hope this is more on the side of coming to us, pure and simple. I would really love to play this series. Even if it just moves onto PC, which it should've been on to begin with.

Anything taking inspiration from Twin Peaks is worthy of note in my book. Almost considered getting a 360 for it at one point. Not enough to warrant getting anything else though.

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kraygen
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:13:00 PM
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If it's coming to ps3 it better have a demo first, because frankly running down game "corridors" with a flashlight didn't really spark my interest and I'd have to try before I buy.

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FM23
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:43:10 AM

Sounds like most games

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:36:09 PM
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Maybe the PC version is back on, with overhauled graphics and stuff. It can't come to PS3 unless it is a total spin-off of that world.

Not an add-on and not a sequel though, that is weird cuz what else is there?

There certainly weren't enough 360 fans that appreciated the title that's for sure.

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 2:18:23 PM

a reboot =D

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Claire C
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:37:19 PM
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But Microsoft published the first Alan Wake, so doesn't that mean the series won't be on anything but 360 and PC?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:05:19 AM

That is correct, but I'm not sure why. They published Mass Effect 1, but 2 came to PS3. We need an expert on this stuff.

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Claire C
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:14:34 AM

Well Bioware was bought by EA, who is all about multiplatform, so that wasn't surprising. I suppose it depends if Microsoft is publishing again, right?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:30:41 AM

Yeah, and MS doesn't own remedy, but they might have some sort of rights to the Alan Wake name still.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 2:03:25 AM

But Remedy said that they aren't calling it Alan Wake 2. Sure that could mean a subtitle, but I'm inclined to think otherwise. And a quick look at Wiki makes it appear as though it was a one game deal, so it could go the same route as Mass Effect. Interesting...

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___________
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:47:49 AM

just because they published the first does not mean they own the IP rights.
just like what EA did with ME2, ME1 will never be on a non M$ system because they were the publishers.
EA published 2 so they can have it on whatever system they want!
AW2 would be the same, remedy own the IP rights so as long as its not published by M$ then it very well could release on ps3.
i doubt it though simply because AW is such a story driven game, and releasing 2 on the ps3 without the original would be pointless!
yea EA did it with ME, and they had that interactive comic but it did not work at all!
i need to go back and play the original once i get a chance.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:02:11 AM

You speak truth on that, Anon. Indeed M$ does not own the IP of Alan Wake, which was the only thing that I was unsure of. Sure, if Remedy was to do a direct sequel, it wouldn't be all that great for us, having missed out on the original, but if they merely expand the universe, giving us different characters in the same setting, or similar scenario, perhaps crossing paths with Alan Wake, it'd be a far better proposition for PS3/PC gamers.
Peace.

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sticklife
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:55:17 PM
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That's not fair! The xbox folks don't even like that game very much. How much did it sell? like a million, I know that's a lot but it would have done much better on the playstation. My guess is, it's going to windows phone 7.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:10:52 AM

Barely cleared 1 million Worldwide.

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Deadman
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 4:14:52 AM

It might have done better too if it had a demo or was even advertised.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 10:11:07 AM

The sad part to that it was advertised.

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Deadman
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 9:22:48 PM

It wasn't here in the U.S.

I own a 360 (bought it just for Alan Wake) without a demo, promo, or anything.

MS abandoned this game. Even a year after it's release, I hear of people waiting on it!

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 9:39:30 PM

I live in the US, on the East Coast. I've seen ads on TV for Alan Wake a dozen times. It probably hasn't been on TV in your area. But it was advertised here a decent amount.

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 9:50:14 AM

It took them so long for the game to get developed, went through a few different game engines I believe, and some other things. That it was released at all (and was a pretty spiffy game) is amazing to me. The only things I saw about it were some (p)reviews on Xplay and maybe 1 or 2 commercials.

MS screwed the pooch on that game. Had they more faith in it, I think more players would have bought it.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:12:02 AM
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Yes, please bring AW2 over to the PS3!

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Qubex
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:41:07 AM
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I think he is talking about the xBot crowd who haven't tried it yet! I guess they want to increase sales :)

They are trying to remedy the situation.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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PorkChopGamer
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 8:18:44 AM

Ah, I see what you did there. 'Remedy' the situation. Akamai, Qubex.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:58:55 AM
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Well, considering that they're not calling it Alan Wake 2, and aren't considering it a sequel, it's certainly a possibility. Though of course, that would require Remedy to shop around for a new publisher, and considering AW wasn't that much of a success, it may be difficult.

I just hope that "bringing people who didn't experience the first into it" (paraphrasing) doesn't mean trying to make it appeal to the CoD market. That would be a devastating blow to one of the few interesting (to me) 360 exclusives.

Maybe it'll be a spin-off, based in the same setting with a different character that perhaps crosses paths with Alan Wake? Or maybe it'll be like Dark Souls and retain a similar look, feel and style while changing up enough elements to make it feel like a completely new game, rather than an evolutionary sequel.

This actually makes me hopeful. AW is one of only two games that have made me consider getting a 360, so until it's confirmed otherwise I'll remain hopeful.
Peace.

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Deadman
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 4:25:26 AM
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I truly believe Alan Wake's failure had more to do with MS not knowing how to market this game to their crowd. Than that crowd not being able to embrace it. I can't remember any ads for the game and it released without a demo.

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___________
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:53:16 AM

so true!
only 360 exclusive that i have not seen any advertisement for!
very unusual, 360 exclusives normally get so much add time i cant turn on the TV without seeing a add for it!
hell, i can still remember the halo wars add like it was yesterday!
not releasing a demo would of hurt allot too.
but what hurt them the most was the release date.
releasing the same time as PoP, RDR, BLUR, split second, was suicide!
plus its a psychological game which is one of the least popular genres out there!
plus it had no MP, which is a automatic skip on almost everyone.
its almost like M$ and remedy did everything they could to make sure it did not sell well!

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 10:09:29 AM

I've seen a couple of ads for it where I live. It wasn't a very interesting ad to be honest.

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___________
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:55:27 AM
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its not a sequel, its a prequel.
for that reason i cant see it releasing on the ps3, ok ME2 did in the same circumstances, but how did that turn out?
that interactive comic was as useful in filling in the storyline as watching the game on youtube!
still gotta pick up the original when i get a chance.
hopefully M$ will have a change of heart and bring this and the original over to PC.
if they announce this for PC again then drop it later on, remedy are going to disappear off the face of the earth!

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Oxvial
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:11:25 AM
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Most likely on PC.

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tes37
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:17:53 AM
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I'm willing to give it a shot if they bring it to the ps3.

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oONewcloudOo
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 7:06:38 AM
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That doesnt sound like its coming to ps3 at all

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 7:49:42 AM
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Day late and a dollar short, sorry, I don't buy cast offs from other systems. Rememdy should've gone multi if they wanted my consideration. Or, in the very least, they could've released that pesky PC version they had kicking around for 4 or 5 years before they canned it months before launch.

No, thanks.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 9:08:12 AM
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There is another parte of Remedy's statement "We can't wait to show you more, bear with us. Release dates, platforms and pricing are unconfirmed as of yet, but Fall 2011 is probably a good guess. More coming soon!"

They're taking about "PLATFORMS".

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Kingshitv4
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 10:51:08 AM
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Alan Wake is alright nothing really extraordinary its gets really repetitive and preferred Alone in the dark over this. PS3 doesn't need this title or should even want it, Cause even if it was coming out on PS3 it would take years cause remedy likes to drag their feet.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 11:10:03 AM
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Well, if Alan Wake comes to the PS3, I'll give it a look.

Until then...

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psychotoe
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:01:26 PM
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You know what, is the PS3 going to get this or not. I hate all this speculation bullshit and these devs kind of say things like this and treat it it like they are doing us a favor. Just let us know straight up. I'm tired of getting sequels to games and missing out on the first.

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Danny007
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:57:33 PM
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Come to the PS3 Alan Wake, we're waiting for you!!!!

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karneli lll
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 2:04:13 PM
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So Remedy regret the exclusive thing they had? Ive seen some videos and fail to understand why Ps3 owners want this game,all i saw was point flashlight and shoot...is the story excellent?

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blakkternalx520
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 4:31:56 PM
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I wouldn't mind this coming to the playstation, since i loved the game heavy rain.

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Lairfan
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 9:18:27 PM
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Sounds to me like they're just making a new game that'll be more mainstream.

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theheas92
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 9:14:07 PM
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well if its not a sequel nor and add on is a prequel and is probably on why her wife is afraid of the dark

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