Licensing issues all sorted out
In May 2017, Alan Wakewas taken off digital storefronts. Remedy’s 2010 thriller had expiring music licenses that Microsoft couldn’t re-up. As such, Alan Wakewas pulled from PC stores (such as Steam and Humble) and the Xbox store.
In a new surprising twist, Alan Wakesees the light of day again. Microsoft has managed to re-license that music, meaning the game can once again be sold. It’s already on Steam at a sale price of $3. GOG has the same deal. An Xbox listing is presumably coming soon.Alan Wake, once gone, is back.
And what a perfectly appropriate time for Alan Waketo reappear. Alan Wakeand Red Dead Redemptionare forever inextricably linked because they both launched on May 18, 2010. Red Dead most certainly cannibalized a good chunk of Alan Wake‘s prospective sales.Now, on the eve of Red Dead Redemption 2‘s launch, Alan Wakeis again in our lives. History is doomed to repeat itself, time is a flat circle.