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VGC has had a chance to check out Alan Wake 2 at Summer Game Fest, and can tell you about the extended gameplay demo we were shown.
In the video below, VGC’s Andy Robinson and Jordan Middler discuss the section of the game Andy was shown, accaompanied by new gameplay footage provided by Remedy:
Following the gameplay demo, we also had the opportunity to sit down with co-director Kyle Rowley and principal narrative designer Molly Maloney to discuss the game in more detail.
In our new Alan Wake II interview the pair talk about how Alan Wake 2 differs from its predecessor, and how they feel about the recent announcement that Spider-Man 2 will be released just three days later.
Alan Wake II will be released on October 17 and will be a digital-only release.
Explaining its thinking behind this recently, Remedy said: “For one, a large number of [players] have shifted to digital only. You can buy a Sony PlayStation 5 without a disc drive and Microsoft’s Xbox Series S is a digital only console. It is not uncommon to release modern games as digital-only.
“Secondly, not releasing a disc helps keep the price of the game at $59.99 / €59.99 [£49.99] and the PC version at $49.99 / €49.99 [£39.99].
“Finally, we did not want to ship a disc product and have it require a download for the game — we do not think this would make for a great experience either.”