Remedy Entertainment has announced that Alan Wake 2 will be released digitally on October 17th. In the published FAQ, she explained the details of her decision. In short, this will help bring down the price of the game.
This week, Remedy Entertainment unveiled the first full trailer for the upcoming Alan Wake 2 and announced the game’s October 17th release date. However, the horror film will only appear in the digital version. The studio is not currently planning a boxed edition.
In the FAQ on the studio’s official website specifiedthat there are several reasons for a digital publication. One of them is that many gamers have switched to discless consoles. “You can buy a Sony PlayStation 5 without a disc drive, just like Microsoft’s Xbox Series S.” Modern games are often only released in digital format.Remedy Entertainment explained. The second reason is to keep the price at $59.99/€59.99 for the console versions and $49.99/€49.99 for the PC version.
In addition, the studio does not want to release Alan Wake 2 on disk and requires buyers to download the game from the Internet: “We don’t think it will make a good impression”. The last point has to do with the fact that boxed editions usually come with either a floppy disk with a launcher or a download code, which disappoints gamers.
Alan Wake 2 will be released on PC, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.