UPDATE: It’s official – Alan Wake Remastered is coming this October. Sam Lake confirmed the remaster today saying, “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.”
The remake was announced on The Sudden Stop, an Alan Wake fansite integral to the community. “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,” says Lake. “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.”
The game is the same experience you remember. The visuals, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades.
Original story follows:
Per Wario64, Alan Wake Remastered has been discovered at Rakuten Taiwan for release on PlayStation and Xbox consoles on October 5.
Back in June, Epic Games Store had both Alan Wake Remastered and Final Fantasy VII Remake on the data tracker. Both had codenames confirming listings for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox versions. While the links from Wario64 are no longer active, the links were verified to be real with many people navigating to each page.
Speaking to Wario64, Daniel Ahmad mentioned the reveal would be coming this week, which is when the PlayStation Showcase is set to happen.
Will be announced next week
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 4, 2021
This is all coincidence and could very well be untrue. What we do know is that this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Alan Wake Remastered. In 2019, Remedy acquired the publishing rights to the series from Microsoft.
Remedy currently has several projects in the works and with several hints found within Control and Epic Games backing some of these projects, it seems more and more likely we’ll see Alan Wake 2 at some point.