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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:15am 16/07/09 | 18 Comments
PC gamers eagerly awaiting Remedy's Alan Wake may be waiting a while as it was recently commented by the game's writer, Sam Lake, the team at Remedy are hard at work on the Xbox 360 version and that the PC iteration had been shelved to get the game out on 360 first.

Speaking to DigitalSpy, however, a Remedy 'representative' said the game is exclusive to Xbox 360.

"Remedy has a deep heritage in PC gaming and we would love to see a PC version available for our PC followers," he told the site. "Ultimately, however, this is a decision that lies with our publisher."

Microsoft do tend to co-release games across 360 and Games For Windows, but as we've come to expect more recently, these are becoming less and less simultaneous, so here's hoping the desktop platform won't miss out on this game, which we're eagerly anticipating here at AusGamers.

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greazy
Posted 11:22am 16/7/09
I was really looking forward to this game. Sucks how chances are its going to be an exclusive for the 360.

Do companies get more money if they make a game for only one system? I never understood the reasoning behind it.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:25am 16/7/09
I think, for microsoft, the 360 is a more profitable platform, so it's in their business interest to do stuff like this, more so also as they're in direct competition with the PS3 which has more exclusives - so it's a battle of who has the best exclusives
greazy
Posted 11:37am 16/7/09
How much control does the publish have over matters like these? I thought it was all up to the game developer to decide what markets to hit. I should have been more specific when I said "companies", what I meant was game developers. What's the advantage for them if the game is exclusive?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:40am 16/7/09
They'd be paid an excess, though in this case I'm not really sure how it would work because Microsoft would still publish both platforms. But as a developer, they likely don't have the cash to float the game to markets on their own, which means whoever they sign with pulls the strings, and because MS is so cashed up, they were probably given as much dev time as they needed to fully realise their product
d0mino
Posted 11:41am 16/7/09
its also more profitable to keep it off the PC platform where piracy is rampant.
ravn0s
Posted 11:54am 16/7/09
its also more profitable to keep it off the PC platform where piracy is rampant.


and piracy on 360 isnt?


no pc sucks because the game looks incredible.
Crakaveli
Posted 12:29pm 16/7/09
Do companies get more money if they make a game for only one system? I never understood the reasoning behind it.
Usually they will get a massive payout from Microsoft/Sony (in this case microsoft) to keep it exclusive on their system for a certain amount of time. After awhile though i believe they can then release the game on other platforms (like Mass Effect).
The GuVna
Posted 12:42pm 16/7/09
Were GTA IV, Gears Of War, Halo ETC orignally "exclusive" when they were released to the Xbox 360??

As those titles eventually came to the PC platform 6-8 months later, would this still be a possibility for Alan Wake??
ravn0s
Posted 12:48pm 16/7/09
gta4 wasnt because it was released on ps3 as well.
jFND90
Posted 01:21pm 16/7/09
Looks like the most promising original IP in a long while, but it's been a long time coming anyway, hopefully it'll live up to the hype.

Steve, if you don't mind, please hit up Dave and tell him I've replied to his e-mail and awaiting his response. Cheers.
groganus
Posted 02:12pm 16/7/09
after seeing gameplay videos of this game im really not looking forward to it that much.
DM
Posted 04:25pm 16/7/09
Doesn't surprise me in the least. It seems games these days are made with consoles in mind, then they port the game over to the PC. Yes I know the audience is much wider than what the PC market but that is so not the point. Least Valve, Blizzard and ID still are PC first. Most of the epic comes come out of those guys.

last edited by DM at 16:25:20 16/Jul/09
WetWired
Posted 07:28pm 16/7/09
its also more profitable to keep it off the PC platform where piracy is rampant.



and piracy on 360 isnt?


No, it may exist but it's not as prevailant as it is on PC
Eds
Posted 08:28pm 16/7/09
^^^

No where near as much piracy on the 360 as there there is on PC

How much control does the publish have over matters like these?


really depends on the terms that were signed between the developer. If the developer can't get a deal and is desperate, the publisher can have them over a barrel. If it looks amazing, then they can earn phatt loots from sony/ms
E.T.
Posted 08:50pm 16/7/09
It looks pretty linear to me. I bet you could play through it under 5 hours.
The GuVna
Posted 10:54pm 16/7/09
What else am I gonna do in 5 hours, read a book? :)
kos
Posted 10:58pm 16/7/09
Surely the fact that Microsoft are the publisher and also the platform owner affects these things somehow. I mean do Microsoft even release any of the games they publish, on the PS3?
Trauma
Posted 05:02pm 17/7/09
This game is dead to me now.
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