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[CVG]Remedy: Alan Wake PC cancellation wasn't our call

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Nordic studio Remedy has told CVG that it didn't make the decision to cancel Alan Wake on PC.

Speaking at GDC 2011 in San Francisco today, Remedy boss Markus Maki and programmer Olli Tervo presented a spot called 'Alan Wake: The Writer Who Made Us Rewrite Our Engine', in which they discussed the reasons behind the game's lengthy six-year development cycle.



The game was originally planned to release on three platforms - PS3, PC and 360 - but, following a deal with Microsoft, Remedy dropped Sony's console from the mix.

Building the game primarily for the 360 caused a technical headache for a team whose pedigree was on PC, the pair explained. Remedy made Max Payne and its sequel on PC, after which Rockstar ported them to console.
Looks like programming on console isn't as easy as they say it is...

Though the title is a leading misleading because, the guy doesn't actually say why they canned the PC version.


http://www.computerandvideogames.com...asnt-our-call/
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So they cancelled the PC version because Xbox games were harder to make?
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So they cancelled the PC version because Xbox games were harder to make?
lol.
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as sad as this is, i rather this than a poor port that would pretty much ruin the game.

RIP Alan wake for pc
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Hmmmmmm, is Microsoft trying to corner the market here?

I smell a rat....
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So they cancelled the PC version because Xbox games were harder to make?
The title is a little misleading I do apologise but I can't change it.The spokeman wasn't prepared to go into further detail as to why it was cancelled.

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However, the mystery of the cancellation of the PC version of the game - announced by Microsoft in February last year - was not touched upon in the presentation.

Afterwards, CVG asked Maki to explain why the title was canned on the platform.

"I can't really discuss that," he said. "I will say that it wasn't a technological call. And it wasn't made in Finland."
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This is by far the best Xbox game that i've played in many year's besides the Gears of War series. I loved Alan wake and wish it made it to the PC
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I didn't like it. You PC or nothing people didn't miss much.

Honestly, I don't even remember playing it. Only that I did.
    
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So they cancelled the PC version because Xbox games were harder to make?
Great 2nd post in a thread. I love the irony in that from the interview.

I doubt console players will care that a PC port was dumbed down for their console to play. Every developer should just do that, develop on PC and port to consoles. Everyone would win. Even us PC people. It's one of those things that will never work well in reverse though.
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It's clear that MS paid them to make it Xbox exclusive.
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