12 Feb

Following the X10 Festival, which was held yesterday in San Fransisco, Microsoft has confirmed that it will not release the psychological action/thriller Alan Wake for the PC. Explaining the action, Microsoft stated the following:

“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. 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.”

The game will be released on the Xbox 360 on May 18th 2010 in the United States and on May 21st in Europe.

6 thoughts on “Microsoft Drops PC Version Alan Wake”

    1. And another reason to hate Microsoft on PC gaming. You know, whey they don’t release those console exclusive on the PC, that hurts, since they are essentially the same platform, hell they can use the same controller. The other reason is they shut down ensemble, that cannot be forgiven.

  1. Mother…

    “This decision was about matching this specific game to the right platform.”

    That smells worse than the animal house at the rodeo.

  2. BULLSHIT! That is a sad excuse. I guess I won’t get to play Alan Wake after all, which is disappointing. You would think a game like this would be better suited for the PC anyway (better physics and graphics, no cover system).

    1. High end Graphics and physics engines are also apparently not suited for the PC. I say this is all a marketing thing, trying to boost sales of the 360, by keeping it completely exclusive.

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