Remedy have given a full explanation as to why the PC version of Alan Wake was canned in favour of 360 exclusivity.
Speaking to VG247, Remedy’s Oskari Häkkinen said, “Saying that Alan Wake is best played of a sofa with 5.1 surround and a big TV screen, I think is more of a preference than anything else. We’re not going out there to say that PC gamers can’t enjoy it from their own PC set-up. We’re certainly not saying that. We have a strong heritage in PC gaming as well.”
“But, frankly, we’re a small studio. We’re 50 people, and being a small studio, it makes a lot more sense for us to focus on one platform. Currently we’re fully focused on the Xbox version, and [as for] what the future holds, we haven’t got anything to announce, and we haven’t thought that far right now.”
As far as a future PC release goes, Häkkinen said that they would have to ‘sit down’ with Microsoft to ‘see where the title goes.’
Alan Wake releases for the 360 on May 18th in the US and May 21st in the UK.