Well, after multiple rumours and leaks, Alan Wake Remastered is finally and officially confirmed, putting the rumour to rest.
Sam Lake has posted a long letter thanking fans for their support and confirming that Alan Wake is now back, new and improved for consoles and PC to be released this year.
Since Remedy has gotten back the rights to the Alan Wake franchise, they have been building up towards expanding their universe just like Marvel has done with their Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alan Wake Remastered will include both its original DLC chapters, The Signal and The Writer, plus new director commentary from Sam Lake and 4K visuals. This means that the game will probably run on the Northlight Engine, as previously reported by multiple outlets a couple of days ago.
Same Lake also confirmed that they are not touching the story in any shape or forms or changing characters, but rather they will update the graphics with some next-generation updates:
“The original game was only available for Xbox 360 and a few years later, PC. We are thrilled about the opportunity to bring the remastered version out for a new generation of platforms. I am excited to hear what you think about Alan Wake.
Alan Wake Remastered is the original experience you fell in love with all those years ago. We did not want to change that. But the visuals all around, including the character model of Alan Wake himself and the cinematics, have been updated and improved with some choice next-generation upgrades.” – Sam Lake
Alan Wake Remastered, published by Epic Games Publishing, will be available on PC on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4/Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
Source: The Sudden Stop