It probably hurt a lot of desktop feelings when it was revealed Alan Wake would be an Xbox 360 exclusive. Remedy has always been a PC developer first, and Alan Wake was slated to arrive there even before it was announced for PC, leaving many fans thinking Remedy -- like so many original PC devs -- had jumped ship to the more lucrative console development world.
Of course, those thoughts of betrayal can now be laid to rest as Alan Wake was finally released for PC last week replete with updates and plenty of tweaking, making it the more superior release over its console counterpart, but even more importantly, Remedy has revealed that in just 48 hours on sale, Alan Wake PC has recouped all costs for releasing it on the platform.
"We are very happy with the sales and hitting #1 on Steam at launch was nothing short of amazing," read a post
on the Alan Wake forums by Aki 'AJ' Järvilehto, Remedy's EVP. "We recouped our development and marketing expenses during the first 48 hours. And yes, we're certainly very excited about PC."
What exactly this means for the future of Alan Wake and Remedy in regards to PC remains to be seen, but hopefully any new projects they do post Alan Wake's American Nightmare will share a day and date release with whatever console they inevitably wind up on.