Alan Wake 2 Review Embargo Details Revealed
Details regarding the review embargo for Epic Games and Remedy Entertainment’s upcoming survival horror game, Alan Wake 2, have been revealed.
It has been revealed that the review embargo for Alan Wake 2 is expected to lift towards the end of the week, on October 26, 2023 at 9 AM Eastern Time, a day ahead of the game’s launch on October 27, 2023. Fans can, therefore, look forward to hearing what critics have to say about the latest chapter in Alan Wake and newcomer Saga Anderson’s story.
The pre-load for Alan Wake 2 is expected to go live on PlayStation Network on October 25, 2023, two days prior to the game’s launch. It will come with the latest update pre-installed for those who pre-ordered a digital copy of the game, though a day one update may be rolled out closer to launch on October 27, 2023. Meanwhile, those who purchased the game on disc will need to download the day one update.
Previously, during a recent interview, Remedy Entertainment Communications Director, Thomas Puha, was asked whether a console like the Xbox Series S is a net positive in the eyes of the studio. He responded by stating that having to develop Alan Wake 2 for the Xbox Series S gave rise to some major issues.
Puha elaborated further by saying that, with the Xbox Series S, the CPU is pretty close to the one in the Xbox Series X, as there isn’t a massive difference in processing power. However, the GPU is an issue, he said. In addition, he mentioned that having less memory to work with is a pretty big problem. Furthermore, Puha talked about scalability, and how it is often brought up in relation to making PC games. He stated that memory is not a problem on PC. He pointed out that there’s a massive difference in power between the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It’s a lot easier to scale on PC because of memory not being a concern on the platform.