Gematsu reports that a listing on Rakuten Taiwan’s store page for Alan Wake Remastered suggests an October 5 release date as well as appearances on PS5, PS4, and Xbox Series X | S, reinforcing speculation the franchise will return. soon.
Prior to this listing, the initial event to spark this speculation was a leak on the Epic Games Store suggesting its existence, although so far we don’t know a release date or what other platforms it would appear on. This list changes that and makes it clear that it is coming soon.
Also noted by Gematsu is a Tweeter by analyst Daniel Ahmad who suggests an official announcement is coming next week, which also coincides with when Sony is hosting its PS5 showcase. This potentially indicates that the presentation is the official debut of Alan Wake Remastered.
It makes sense that developer Remedy would want to return to Alan Wake after all these years. It’s no secret that the folks at the company love the gaming world, so much so that it’s connected to the world of Control with direct references to the main character and a piece of his DLC, AWE, presented as a cross between the two franchises. And Remedy has stated that he wants to make an Alan Wake 2, so it makes sense that he wants to prepare audiences with a remaster.
Remedy recently re-released Control for next-gen consoles with Control: Ultimate Edition, and we know a multiplayer sequel and spin-off is already in the works. It looks like there are even more stories Remedy wants to tell in Alan Wake / Control’s shared universe.
Alan Wake was originally released in 2010 as an Xbox 360 exclusive, although Remedy recently bought out the publishing rights. Control: Ultimate Edition is out now on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, and PC.
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