Treatment Leisure has confirmed that Alan Wake 2 won’t have a bodily version and shall be bought solely in digital format.
The sequel to his in style journey and horror sport was introduced in December final yr, throughout The Sport Awards ceremony, and final night time it was revealed that it’ll go on sale on October 17 with variations for PlayStation 5, Xbox Collection X/S and PC.
Relating to the choice to publish it solely in digital format, the official FAQ on the Treatment web site explains that “there are a number of causes for this. For starters, a lot of customers have gone digital solely. You should buy a PlayStation 5 with out disc participant and Microsoft’s Xbox Collection S is a digital-only console. It is not that unusual to launch trendy video games digital-only.”
“Secondly, not releasing the sport on disc helps maintain the worth of the sport at €59.99 and the PC model at €49.99.”
“In the end, we did not wish to launch a product on disc and drive the consumer to obtain. We do not assume this was a fantastic expertise both.”
Nevertheless, there’s a small silver lining. After it was made public that Alan Wake 2 would solely be launched digitally, writer THQ Nordic has supplied to launch the sport bodily.
In a message posted on Twitter the Austrian firm, owned by Embracer Group, stated that “we already made the disc model of Alan Wake for PC on the time. And simply because ONE individual (or firm) does not love the bodily format, there’s a A lot of individuals nonetheless do it. Give it some thought. We would like to do it once more. Squaring the circle and all that.”
@alanwake @remedygames I imply… we did the disc model of Alan Wake for PC again within the day ICYMI 😉
And simply because ONE individual (or firm) doesn’t love bodily, there may be a lot who nonetheless do. Give it some thought. We would like to go at it once more! Full circle and all.
— THQ Nordic within the Darkish (@THQNordic) Could 25, 2023
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So the chance could be very distant however it’s there. And it’s also attainable that if there may be demand for it (and we expect there may be), different firms like Restricted Run will attempt to attain an settlement with Treatment Leisure to publish Alan Wake 2 in bodily format.