Microsoft has revealed plans to deliver post release content for Alan Wake. The retail game is said to be episodic in nature and, according to a report published on CVG, additional episodes will follow in the form of DLC. Given that Max Payne developer Remedy Entertainment has taken five years (and counting) to bring the game to market, the announcement could be perceived as somewhat optimistic. Let’s just hope that deadline pressure hasn’t resulted in episodes being pruned from the retail version of the game for repurposing as DLC.
Alan Wake is being promoted as a ‘psychological thriller’. As the titular suspense novelist, you’re investigating the disappearance of your wife. You’re scouring town and country in a desperate attempt to find her when you stumble across pages from a book that you seem to have authored but have no recollection of. Stranger still, the pages relate directly to the grim circumstances in which you find yourself.
Alan Wake is due for release on Xbox 360 in autumn 2010. Plans for a PC version of the game have, at least for the moment, been shelved.