Alan Wake to Disappear from Steam and Xbox Live After This Weekend – Now Available at Huge Discount

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For a number of years, mystery thriller game Alan Wake has offered gamers a unique take on the horror genre, earning endless praise for its interesting story and notably creepy atmosphere. Since the title’s initial release in 2010, its popularity has placed it high among developer Remedy Entertainment‘s catalog which also includes the likes of noir shooter Max Payne and the time-bending Quantum Break. Now, as Alan Wake celebrates its 7th anniversary, the game faces the end of its life as license expiration have forced the game to be removed from all stores following the date of May 15th.

One of the most distinct things about Alan Wake is its episodic structure, where each closing credits would be accompanied by a song, mirroring the trope present in mainstream TV. The featured ending songs, which include the likes of David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity” and “In Dreams” by Roy Orbison, have attributed to Alan Wake‘s licensing woes with Remedy and the appropriate music companies unable to negotiate terms for their continued inclusion in the game. This has resulted in the title’s pending disappearance, but the developer has assured fans that they are “looking into” re-licensing music in the future. However, they have admitted their currently lack knowledge for when that could take place.

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In the meantime, Steam is holding a “Sunset Sale” for Alan Wake with prices discounted at 90% off the main game and DLC episodes The Signal, The Writer, and stand-alone adventure Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. The sale is set to end on May 15th and interested players can check out the official Steam listing here. Sadly, Microsoft is not holding a similar blowout for the Xbox 360 edition, but those who don’t mind spending $19.99 USD can head over to Xbox Live through this link as well. Check back here at Don’t Feed the Gamers for any Alan Wake updates in the future.

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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