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Alan Wake to have episodic expansions

Alan Wake to have episodic expansions

Microsoft has described Alan Wake as "Like Lost written by Stephen King and filmed by David Lynch."

Microsoft has reconfirmed Alan Wake as getting a 2010 Xbox 360 exclusive release, explaining that the initial release will then be bolstered by episodic expansions made available over Xbox Live.

Speaking at CES Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices head, Robbie Bach, said that Alan Wake's story will be continued episodically after the release of the core game.

"Story-driven like a TV series, Alan Wake will be told in episodes, with even more episodes available on Xbox Live after its launch this year," said Bach.

Alan Wake has been delayed numerous times by Microsoft and developer Remedy, shifting from a planned Vista-exclusive to an Xbox 360 exclusive title. The story, written by man behind Max Payne, is about a writer who finds himself trapped in one of his own stories.

"Imagine the TV show Lost as written by Stephen King and filmed by David Lynch and you have Alan Wake," explained Bach. Grrreeeat!

You can read more about Alan Wake in our recent Games to Watch in 2010 article, as well as some of the other games we're looking forward to this year.

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Bindibadgi 7th January 2010, 13:32 Quote
If Alan Wake would simply arrive it would be a bonus..
andrew8200m 7th January 2010, 13:44 Quote
It seems years since the first screens for this came out.. it was before the release of vista which says it all.

Andy
licenced 7th January 2010, 14:26 Quote
If it was still coming out on PC it would be more interesting to the readers here I think
Manu_Otaku 7th January 2010, 14:32 Quote
First, please release the game, its been in development since the dawn of time along with Duken Nukem Forever, then just then please begin to talk about DLC, pretty please.
Salazaar 7th January 2010, 14:34 Quote
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Imagine the TV show Lost as written by Stephen King and filmed by David Lynch and you have Alan Wake

Inpeneterable, incomprehensible and unfinished?
klimatekhange 7th January 2010, 14:55 Quote
It isn't for the PC - I have no interest whatsoever!
leveller 7th January 2010, 14:59 Quote
From what I remember wasn't the game supposed to be a DX10 exclusive?

I guess it is now a DX11 exclusive?
leveller 7th January 2010, 15:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by klimatekhange
It isn't for the PC - I have no interest whatsoever!

Damn, I didn't read the whole article ... well that sucks hard.
Jack_Pepsi 7th January 2010, 15:24 Quote
I agree with Klimatekhange - I was really looking forward to this, but if it's 360 only, well they can go and get....
DarkLord7854 7th January 2010, 17:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by leveller
From what I remember wasn't the game supposed to be a DX10 exclusive?

I guess it is now a DX11 exclusive?

No it's DX9 as it's an XboX exclusive unfortunately. Oh well.
wafflesomd 7th January 2010, 18:21 Quote
No PC release?

Don't care anymore.
VaLkyR-Assassin 7th January 2010, 22:30 Quote
Title should be changed to "Alan Wake to cash in on content that would have been part of the original game anyway".

This is basically just a lazy way of saying they still haven't finished it, so what people will get is an unfinished story, and this DLC will basically help them to finish it whenever they feel like it.
perplekks45 7th January 2010, 23:13 Quote
Episodic cash in? Cool, that's what we all wanted, right?

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SNIPERMikeUK 8th January 2010, 17:13 Quote
This game has almost become like Duke Forever, I don't care for it anymore, and the 360 exclusivity further exemplifies why I don't care...
Anakha 8th January 2010, 23:34 Quote
Remember how long it took for Remedy to make Max Payne (After promising it "Shortly" after 3DMark 99 came out, debuting "Max-FX Technology"?) Think we'll be waiting that long again?
azrael- 9th January 2010, 17:10 Quote
Any news about Alan Wake that doesn't pertain to a PC release renders me A.Sleepe.
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