Alan Wake Makes a Surprise Return to Steam After Long Absence

Alan Wake Makes a Surprise Return to Steam After Long Absence

Coming back to Xbox soon.

Alan Wake is once again available on Steam after being pulled off digital stores a year ago, with its future uncertain at the time.

To celebrate Alan Wake's return to Steam, Remedy has reduced the price during Halloween by 80 percent or $3 USD. Remedy also says Alan Wake will be coming back to Xbox, though there's no firm date yet as to when exactly that will be. Alan Wake is playable on both the original Xbox 360 as well as Xbox One consoles.

Back in May 2017 Remedy announced that Alan Wake and Alan Wake: American Nightmare will be pulled from Steam and other digital retailers due to a music license expiration. Alan Wake used several licensed music in the game to great effect, but sadly the legal rights to those tracks lapsed.

Remedy said at the time that it was working to get the licensing back for Alan Wake "but have no timeframe for this." Now it appears the issue has been resolved more than a year later.

Remedy thanks Alan Wake publisher Microsoft who were able to renegotiate the rights to the licensed music used in Alan Wake and says that all the music is there and that nothing has changed. This is great news for players who haven't played Alan Wake yet and now can do so in its original form.

Remedy is currently working on Control, a new IP that will be released on multiple platforms. Control is a third-person action game that takes place in the FBI's supernatural agency, The Oldest House. Control promises to be another mystery to solve presented by Remedy.

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