It's official: Alan Wake isn't coming to the PC

— 3:32 PM on February 12, 2010

So much for that demo at the Intel developer forum in late 2006. As Strategy Informer reports, Microsoft has made it official: Remedy's Alan Wake won't see a Windows release.

The so-called "psychological action thriller" is scheduled to hit the Xbox 360 on May 16, almost five years after the game's first unveiling at the 2005 Electronics Entertainment Expo. Why the console exclusivity? A Microsoft spokesperson told Strategy Informer, "Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen. We ultimately realised that the most compelling way to experience 'Alan Wake' was on the Xbox 360 platform."

This announcement should come as little surprise to fans. In July, a Remedy staffer posted on the Alan Wake forums, "All I can say at this point is that we're focusing all our efforts on the 360 version and will be making comments in regards to the PC at a later in time."

All of Remedy's previous titles—Death Rally, Max Payne, and Max Payne 2—came out for the PC, so Alan Wake should be the Finnish developer's first console exclusive. Admittedly, though, over six years have passed since the release of Max Payne 2. (Thanks to Shacknews for the link.)

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