A physical release for Alan Wake 2 might be possible after all as THQ Nordic has teased it's interested in publishing a hard copy of what was a digital only sequel.
THQ Nordic published the first Alan Wake game on PC and released a physical disc. “I mean… we did the disc version of Alan Wake for PC back in the day ICYMI,” THQ Nordic said on Twitter. “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.”
@alanwake @remedygames 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.
— THQ Nordic in the Dark (@THQNordic) May 25, 2023
While this is far from a confirmation, THQ Nordic’s proposal gives a glimmer of hope for those wanting to get a physical copy of Alan Wake 2.
Earlier this week, Remedy Entertainment revealed the sequel would be a digital-only release across all platforms in order to maintain costs. As a result, the game remains $60 on console and $50 on PC instead of $70 like many other publishers are charging at the moment.
Alan Wake 2 was shown at May 2023’s PlayStation Showcase and features a second playable protagonist in Saga. It launches on October 17, 2023, for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
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