Microsoft has officially cancelled plans to release Alan Wake
on the PC, ruining the hopes of fans who had hoped the game would not remain an Xbox 360 exclusive.
Although Alan Wake
was originally announced as a PC exclusive title five years ago, Remedy announced it was changing focus to make the game an Xbox 360 title last July. Since then it's been unclear whether a PC version would also be released
, until Microsoft gave a certain no earlier today.
Interestingly, Microsoft claims that the PC version has been cancelled because the PC platform is "too intimate
"Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen,
" a Microsoft spokesperson told Strategy Informer
"We ultimately realised that the most compelling way to experience Alan Wake was on the Xbox 360 platform, so we focused on making it an Xbox 360 exclusive. Both Microsoft and Remedy have long histories in PC game development. This decision was about matching this specific game to the right platform.
Microsoft announced a May 21st release date for the Xbox 360 exclusive earlier today.
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