After all, a physical release of Alan Wake 2 could be possible, as THQ Nordic has teased that it’s interested in publishing a hard copy of what was a digital-only sequel.
THQ Nordic published the first Alan Wake game for PC and released a physical disc. “I mean… we made the disc version of Alan Wake for PC on ICYMI day,” THQ Nordic said on Twitter. “And just because one person (or company) doesn’t love the physical, there are many who still do. Think about it a bit. We would love to do it again! Full circle and all.
@alanwake @remedygames I mean… we made the disc version of Alan Wake for PC back in the ICYMI day 😉
And just because ONE person (or company) doesn’t love the physical, there are many who still do. Think about it a bit. We would love to do it again! Full circle and all.
— THQ Nordic in the dark (@THQNordic) May 25, 2023
While this is far from confirmation, THQ Nordic’s proposal provides a glimmer of hope for those who want to grab a physical copy of Alan Wake 2.
Earlier this week, Remedy Entertainment revealed that the sequel would be a digital-only release across all platforms to keep costs down. As a result, the game is still $60 on console and $50 on PC instead of $70 like many other publishers are charging right now.
Alan Wake 2 was shown at the May 2023 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.
George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. He has been writing about the industry since 2019 and has worked with other publications like Insider, Kotaku, NPR, and Variety.
When he’s not writing about video games, George is playing video games. What a surprise! You can follow him on Twitter @Yinyangfooey
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