Remedy Entertainment, the developer of the Alan Wake series, has just confirmed some more details about the PC edition of the franchise’s first game, including system requirements, information about its content, as well as a release date of February.
Alan Wake impressed millions of Xbox 360 owners two years ago and now the team at Remedy, in collaboration with fellow Finnish developer Nitro Games, is bringing that same experience on the PC platform.
The studios have now confirmed quite a lot of details about the game, which will appear in February via Valve’s Steam digital distribution service. The game will fully support the Steamworks infrastructure, and Remedy once again made it clear
that Microsoft’s Games for Windows Live wouldn’t be used.
The game will appear just for Windows PCs, even those who are running Windows XP, and Remedy says that a Mac version isn’t likely. What’s more, a demo or mod tools won’t be released before its launch, due to the complexity of the game and its reliance on third-party commercial programs.
Alan Wake for the PC will include both The Signal and The Writer downloadable content packs which were released on the Xbox 360. Players are also able to tweak the game’s visual settings and even turn off the heads up display (HUD) for a more immersive experience. The game also has support for Nvidia’s 3D Vision, while AMD’s HD3D is still in the testing stage.
Last but not least, Remedy also posted a minimum requirements list that a PC needs to meet in order to run the game, so check it out below. OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
PROCESSOR: A dual core processor is required. AMD: Athlon X2 2.8GHz. Intel: Core 2 Duo 2GHz
MEMORY: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 8 GB
VIDEO CARD: DirectX 10 compatible or later with 512MB RAM. AMD: ATI Radeon 3650, 4450, 5550, 6450 or higher (per series). NVIDIA: GeForce 8600GT, 9500GT, GT120, GT430, GT520 (per series)
SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c compatible
INPUT: Mouse and keyboard, Xbox360 controller also supported
Bear in mind that for a “solid performance,” the studio recommends a quad core CPU and a more powerful graphics card, while the best performance can be achieved with the newest hardware now available on the market.
Expect more details about Alan Wake’s PC version in the near future, ahead of its February launch.