news\ Dec 30, 2011 at 10:12 am

Alan Wake for PS3 is "highly unlikely"


With Alan Wake finally coming to PC, a lot of PS3 users were wondering if Remedy had acquired the rights of Alan Wake to publish it on PS3.  As it turns out, it's a pretty complicated situation that was made a little clearer by Remedy's Markus Maki.

Maki revealed yesterday on the official Alan Wake forums:

"I would like to make it clear that Microsoft funded the production of the first Alan Wake game, and while they were happy for Remedy to now self-publish on PC it is highly unlikely they would want to see the game on a competing console. While we do own the Alan Wake brand, Remedy doesn't have rights to publish THE Alan Wake on PS3. And technically it would be significantly more difficult to do than the PC version."

Aside from technical difficulty, I don't think Microsoft is willing to give a competing console a game.  It's understandable that they would allow it to be published for PC, but the PS3?  Not likely.  Alan Wake: American Nightmare is currently slated for a Q1 2012 release.


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