Remedy explain Alan Wake Xbox exclusivity

Written by Joe Martin

February 22, 2010 // 12:14 p.m.

Tags: #alan-wake #alan-wake-xbox #max-payne #microsoft #pc #remedy #shattered-horizon #xbox-360

Those of you not happy with Microsoft's terrible explanation about why upcoming thriller Alan Wake will not be released on PC, despite having been originally announced as a PC exclusive (nay, a Vista exclusive originally) will be pleased to know that Remedy has given a much more convincing reason.

According to comments made by Remedy's Oskari Häkkinen, the reason is simply that Remedy is a very small developer.

"Frankly, we're a small studio. We're 50 people, and being a small studio, it makes a lot more sense for us to focus on one platform," said Häkkinen in an interview with VG247.

"Saying that Alan Wake is best played of a sofa with 5.1 surround and a big TV screen, I think is more of a preference than anything else...We're not going out there to say that PC gamers can't enjoy it from their own PC set-up. We're certainly not saying that. We have a strong heritage in PC gaming as well."

"Currently we're fully focused on the Xbox version, and [as for] what the future holds, we haven't got anything to announce, and we haven't thought that far right now," he said.

The comments hint that Alan Wake may see a PC release at some point in the future, though whether PC fans will still be as keen on the game after these recent developments waits to be seen. Let us know your thoughts in the forums and check out our Alan Wake preview in the mean time.

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