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Remedy recoups Wake PC expenses in 48 hours

By Rachel Weber

Tue 21 Feb 2012 9:09am GMT / 4:09am EST / 1:09am PST

"We made it a priority to create the best PC version of the game we possibly could" says CEO

Remedy's PC version of Alan Wake has recouped both its marketing and development spend in just 48 hours.

"We made it a priority to create the best PC version of the game we possibly could, as opposed to a sloppy port we ourselves would hate to play, and judging by the amount of encouragement and positive feedback that has been pouring in, that's really paid off!" said CEO Matias Myllyrinne in a thank you note to the game's fans.

"Rest assured that we are still listening to your requests and will maintain efforts to make necessary updates to the build now that it's been released."

The feature packed version of the Xbox 360 title arrived on Steam on February 16 at just £23, and immediately dominated the sales chart.

"We are very happy with the sales and hitting #1 on Steam at launch was nothing short of amazing," said EVP Aki 'AJ' Järvilehto.

"We recouped our development and marketing expenses during the first 48 hours. And yes, we're certainly very excited about PC."

An Origin version of the game is expected soon.

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K. Al-Hurby Producer/Designer

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It’s so great to see psychological horror/thriller games doing well, especially when the Pc community revives hope in a forgotten IP. How about those additional Alan wake episodes you promised remedy?

Posted:4 years ago


Adam Campbell Producer, Hopster

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Its simply a game people wanted, well, since 2005 on PC xD

Posted:4 years ago


Max Taha Project Lead, Lethal Concept, LLC

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You hear that Rockstar? How about treating us with a PC port for Red Dead Redemption? Pretty please?

Posted:4 years ago


Hakki Sahinkaya

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Glad it has done well, it's a great game.

@Max, as I recall there were internal troubles during the development of RDR so it might require too much cleaning up for a PC port. But who knows. And their engine doesn't seem very PC friendly, as GTA4 port was bad, especially by R* standards.

Posted:4 years ago


Jon Norfolk Art & Animation Consultant, OPM Response Ltd

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This is another reason why Remedy remain to be my favourite developer, listening to their fans despite MS making it originally an Xbox 360 exclusive game. I am glad to be working with them as this amount of respect also continues at a professional level.

Posted:4 years ago


Mike Wuetherick Lead Designer, Super Mega Awesome Games

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Amusing how the PC version of the game has been a huge success, whereas the 360 / ps3 versions were treated as pretty 'blah' in both news & sales. Wonder if publishers will bother taking note.

Good thing PC gaming is dead ;}

Posted:4 years ago


Carl Crawford Studying Bachelor of Information Technology, Otago Polytehnic

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@Mike Their was no PS3 version since it was an exclusive. I would have bought it for PS3 if they had released it.

Posted:4 years ago


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