Remedy Entertainment, the original creators of the Max Payne series, has announced a February 2012 release date for the resurrected PC port of Alan Wake, according to an official post on their forums. The game is self-published by Remedy, will not use Games For Windows Live (yes!), and will be released on Steam.
Details about the game’s pricing are not yet finalised, but the rough minimum system requirements have already been revealed:
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
PROCESSOR:A dual core processor is required:
- AMD: Athlon X2 2.8GHz
- Intel: Core 2 Duo 2GHz
MEMORY: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 8 GB
VIDEO CARD:DirectX 10 compatible or later with 512MB RAM
- AMD: ATI Radeon 3650, 4450, 5550, 6450 or higher (per series)
- NVIDIA: GeForce 8600GT, 9500GT, GT120, GT430, GT520 (per series)
SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c compatible
INPUT: Mouse and keyboard, Xbox360 controller also supported
Alan Wake was originally released as an Xbox 360 exclusive in May 2010. The original PC version was actually being developed concurrently with the 360 version, but was eventually cancelled by publishers Microsoft, upsetting many PC gamers.