Alan Wake 2: Remedy Doesn’t Want A Physical Release, THQ Nordic Does!

The Finnish studio has no plans to release the game in stores, but THQ Nordic, part of Embracer Group, wants it to be.


During the PlayStation Showcase, we got to see Alan Wake 2 in action, only to find out that the game will only be available digitally (PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Epic Games Store), even though its budget, scope, and price make it AAA, which makes it highly unusual that Remedy Entertainment (or Epic Games, who financed and published the game?) would choose to do so.

However, it’s not just the fans who would like to see a disc release (and maybe on PC, too, not just PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series!), but THQ Nordic. The company said something like this on Twitter: “We were responsible for the first Alan Wake disc release on PC, in case you missed it. And just because ONE person (or company) doesn’t like the disc release, many do. Think about it. We’d love to do it again! Full circle and all.” And since THQ Nordic is based in Vienna, i.e., in the German-speaking world, the demand for physical games is highest…

Remedy Entertainment has not yet responded to THQ Nordic’s proposal, but it must be legally sorted out whatever happens. Epic Games also has a say in the physical release, but in the meantime, it’s worth remembering why Remedy turned down the Blu-ray version of Alan Wake 2: “There are many reasons for this. For one, a large number have shifted to digital only. You can buy a Sony PlayStation 5 without a disc drive, and Microsoft’s Xbox Series S is a digital-only console. It is not uncommon to release modern games as digital-only. Secondly, not releasing a disc helps keep the game’s price at $59.99 and the PC version at $49.99.”

Remedy’s explanation is weak. The game may not be: Alan Wake 2 arrives on October 17 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC.

Source: WCCFTech

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