At Treatment, our ardour are the tales we carry to our followers via the medium of video video games. With nice pleasure, we’re proud to carry the entire model of our traditional story-driven horror expertise Alan Wake to PlayStation for the very first time.
I’m thrilled to announce that Alan Wake Remastered is being launched for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, providing you with the possibility to lastly participate in Alan Wake’s journey into the night time on October 5. Alan Wake Remastered is the graphically enhanced model of the unique recreation first launched in 2010. Now, we’re bringing you the entire Alan Wake expertise, together with the 2 story-expansions The Sign and The Author, initially launched as DLCs, with all-new 4K visuals, up to date environments, cutscenes, and a brand-new making-of commentary the place I make a journey down reminiscence lane.
The story up to now
Alan Wake, a bestselling author, involves behind the wheel of a crashed automotive. It’s night time. He’s in a primordial forest exterior the small city of Brilliant Falls, Washington. Wake has hit his head. He’s lacking per week. His photographer spouse, Alice, is lacking. The couple got here to the idyllic Brilliant Falls to heal, a departure from the strain cooker of their movie star life in New York Metropolis. Wake hasn’t been ready write in a very long time. Their relationship has seen higher days. Now Wake finds pages of a novel he appears to have written, despite the fact that he can’t keep in mind writing it. The story is named “Departure”. It’s a horror story. He’s the principle character in it. Within the story, Brilliant Falls is taken over by a Darkish Presence. The story is coming true. Locals, possessed by supernatural darkness, stalk Wake within the forest. As his journey spirals deeper into the darkness of the night time, Wake tries to carry on to the tattered remnants of his sanity, to seek out solutions to the nightmarish thriller he faces. Utilizing the sunshine of his flashlight as a weapon, he’s compelled to combat for his life, and the lifetime of Alice.
There may be loads of subtlety within the visuals of Alan Wake, now enhanced by the facility of the brand new PlayStation consoles. On the PlayStation 5, the sport runs at 4K at 60fps. The PlayStation 4 Professional provides a selection of Efficiency (60fps) and High quality (4K at 30fps) modes and PS4 model runs at 30fps. Numerous time has been spent optimizing the sport for every platform to supply the very best expertise. On prime of that, every weapon Alan makes use of feels distinctive due to the DualSense wi-fi controller’s adaptive set off having completely different suggestions relying on the gun you’re utilizing, from the revolver to the flare gun. There are additionally Exercise playing cards for every episode and mission of the sport.
Our hero’s character mannequin has been fully re-done.
Lots of the authentic builders of Alan Wake, myself included, have been concerned within the creation of this remaster. Above all, we wished to protect the identification and distinctive visible type of Alan Wake, whereas nonetheless elevating the graphics to fulfill fashionable gamers’ expectations. Nearly every thing within the authentic recreation has been retouched: a ton of particular person gadgets, from setting scenes to particular person props, textures, sound impact recordsdata, and the artwork for the UI. Because it’s a massively necessary a part of creating the unnerving environment of the sport, there was a devoted staff working arduous to guarantee the bushes and foliage would look pretty much as good as potential.
It’s all linked
A few of you first met Alan Wake within the AWE enlargement of Management, one other recreation set within the Treatment Linked Universe. There we shed some mild on Wake’s long-dormant thriller at the hours of darkness depths. We discovered that the unusual occasions in Alan Wake had been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Management as an “Altered World Occasion” – a disaster attributable to harmful paranatural forces seeping via into our actuality. This was how the story of Alan Wake was perceived via the lens of the story of Management. Each Management and Alan Wake exist in the identical world, the occasions of 1 story tying into the opposite. Now, we’ve taken the author’s origin story to a brand new technology of courageous gamers.
With Epic Video games Publishing, we’re comfortable to lastly carry Alan Wake to the PlayStation neighborhood, and so that you can expertise the thrill-ride for the primary time.
Welcome to Brilliant Falls, Washington, once more, for the primary time. Keep in mind, no matter you do – keep within the mild.