Among the many exciting announcements at last night’s PlayStation Showcase, one in particular caught the attention of many fans: the new trailer for Alan Wake 2, the game that no one believed until a few years ago. However, it’s true this time around, because Remedy Entertainment’s (Max Payne, Control) next game is now entitled to a release date: 17 October 2023.
To celebrate this event, the studio has also posted an FAQ on the game’s official website that addresses the usual questions like the need to make a first build or the selling price at release. But one question has caused a lot of ink to flow since last night. Indeed, Remedy took advantage of this platform to announce unexpected news: Alan Wake 2 will only be available in dematerialized version.
No physical version for Alan Wake 2, Remedy is right
“There are several reasons for this. First of all, a lot of players have just been dematerialized”writes the studio in reference to the PS5 Digital Edition and Xbox Series S. “It’s not unusual for existing games to be only in the dematerialized version”, he continues. Remedy also resorted to financial argument, giving itself a game over this decision. €59.99 on consoles and €49.99 on PCthis would not be possible with a physical copy.
Finally, the studio states that it doesn’t want it. “submit a disc that will require the game to be downloaded”. So many reasons that are not enough to calm the anger of some players. On social networks, many have expressed their disappointment since last night. “That’s the most bogus excuse they can come up with. It doesn’t matter, there are loads of other games to be made this year.», said one of them. Others state that they will not buy the game until the physical version is released.
Source : remedyentertainment