Remedy Entertainment has decided to push back the launch of Alan Wake 2. The game, which was initially slated for release on October 17, will now greet players on October 27.
In a tweet from the official Alan Wake 2Twitter account, Remedy explained their reason for the 10-day shift. “October is an amazing month for game launches and we hope this date shift gives more space for everyone to enjoy their favorite games,” the statement read. While the reasons for the delay weren’t detailed, it appears the developers wish to give fans a window to fully engage with what is expected to be one of this year’s blockbuster titles.
An update from the Alan Wake 2 team: we're moving Alan Wake 2's launch from October 17 to October 27.
October is an amazing month for game launches and we hope this date shift gives more space for everyone to enjoy their favorite games.
We can't wait to show you what everyone's… pic.twitter.com/GpLxyr2xvY
— Alan Wake 2 (@alanwake) August 17, 2023
The first game in the series, “Alan Wake,” was highly praised for its atmospheric storytelling, blending elements of horror with action and drama. The narrative revolved around a best-selling novelist, Alan Wake, as he faced supernatural forces during his search for his missing wife in the town of Bright Falls. Fans have been clamoring for a sequel for years, and anticipation has been building since Remedy first announced Alan Wake 2.
The tweet also states: “We can’t wait to show you what everyone’s favorite novelist is up to in the Dark Place next week. Thanks for your patience!”
While delays in the gaming industry can sometimes be met with disappointment, it’s clear that Remedy is making this decision with the players’ best interests in mind. By providing a bit more breathing room in a month packed with big releases, they ensure that Alan Wake 2 gets the attention and immersion it deserves.