Remedy impressed with its new trailer of Alan Wake 2 during the PlayStation Showcase, but also managed to stir up controversy by later confirming the game will be a digital-only release. Here’s what the company had to say:
There are many reasons for this. For one, a large number of have shifted to digital only. You can buy a Sony PlayStation 5 without a disc drive and Microsoft’s Xbox Series S is a digital only console. It is not uncommon to release modern games as digital-only.
Secondly, not releasing a disc helps keep the price of the game at $59.99 / €59.99 and the PC version at $49.99 / €49.99.
Finally, we did not want to ship a disc product and have it require a download for the game — we do not think this would make for a great experience either.
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However, THQ Nordic has now stepped in to lend its support in producing a physical/disc copy of the upcoming survival horror title.
I mean… we did the disc version of Alan Wake for PC back in the day ICYMI 😉 And just because ONE person (or company) does not love physical, there is plenty who still do. Give it some thought. We’d love to go at it again! Full circle and all.
Alan Wake 2 is scheduled for release on October 17, 2023 for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S.
[Source – Shinobi602 on Twitter]