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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:00pm 17/03/10 | 8 Comments
It's looking like equating Alan Wake to a weekly TV series was actually a larger hint at just how the game will be delivered to gamers. In an interview over at Joystiq, Remedy's Matias Myllyrinne outlined the team's plans for substantial DLC support post-release, in a fashion not at all dissimilar to a TV series, meaning the main game (or first release), may very well simply serve as the "pilot".

"I think it'll depend a lot on the audience," he told the site. "But certainly we want to - if we're successful - do a large Season 2, if you will, at some point. Right now, I'm not allowed to say what we're doing exactly this year. But we're going to have more than one episode come out this year."

If this is indeed true, it could prove unique and engaging, or slow and annoying - here's hoping the 'episodes' aren't 44 minutes long.



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re so
Posted 04:04pm 17/3/10
here's hoping the 'episodes' aren't 44 minutes long.


Or $90 each.
kettels
Posted 04:11pm 17/3/10
here's hoping the 'episodes' aren't 44 minutes long.
Or $90 each.


exactly. I never thought i would become completely disinterested in this game after following it from the start but with the xbox exclusive and the idea im getting from this it looks not to far away.
Hogfather
Posted 04:16pm 17/3/10
S**** me how commerical decisions can f*** with what seems to be a good game. F*** suits.
Khel
Posted 04:26pm 17/3/10
As long as we're still getting a full game on the disc, then this decision isn't really f*****g with the game. A game delivered episodically in the style of a tv show dovetails into some ideas I've had kicking around in my head for a while, so I'm interested to see how this turns out and if it works.

If they're only delivering half the game on the disc and the other half as DLC though, then thats f***ed. But that seems like a ridiculous thing to do. I would imagine (hope?) that they're not going to make such a stupid move.
Hogfather
Posted 04:27pm 17/3/10
If they're only delivering half the game on the disc and the other half as DLC though, then thats f***ed. But that seems like a ridiculous thing to do, imagine (hope?) that they're not going to do such a stupid thing.

Heh, it sounds like something someone with dollar signs in their eyes would do.

"Holy s*** this game is f*****g AWESOME. You could cut the f*****g thing in half and it wuld still sell!"

"... What did you just say, Dave?"
Trauma
Posted 04:36pm 17/3/10
Here's to hoping it fails miserably.
Khel
Posted 09:07pm 17/3/10
I'm hoping its awesome, but I'm also hoping they don't screw me, that would be not so awesome :(
Dazhel
Posted 09:47pm 17/3/10
Aye - if Microsoft and Remedy want to screw me they better be the ones buying ME dinner and not the other way around.
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