Alan Wake Returns To Steam Following Removal For Expired Music Licenses

Four months after being removed from Steam due to its music licenses expiring, Remedy Entertainment announced that Alan Wake returns to Steam today, and to make it even better, the game is on sale. Alan Wake was Remedy’s first non-Max Payne game, and was quite popular and well-received, too.

Alan Wake tells the story of the eponymous man, a highly successful writer who is suffering from an extreme case of writer’s block and comes to the sleepy New England town of Bright Falls with his wife Alice in order to relax and hopefully break it. However, the dream vacation soon turns into a nightmare as Alice is kidnapped and Alan is attacked by shadowy figures, all of it centered around the local landmark, Cauldron Lake.

The game was popular enough to get multiple DLC packs and a spinoff game (Alan Wake: American Nightmare), but despite Remedy wanting to make a sequel (especially since the first game ended on a cliffhanger, with Alan trapped in Cauldron Lake), Microsoft is apparently wanting fresh ideas from Remedy, hence the release of their action-adventure game Quantum Break.

As Alan Wake returns to Steam, however, now is a great time for people that haven’t been able to play it to get in on one of the best games of the previous console generation, if you have a computer that can run it. Currently, the game is 80% off from its original pricing of $14.99, all the way down to $3.00. It’s only an extra dollar if you want to buy the complete edition, too.

Alan Wake is also backwards compatible on the Xbox One, so if you haven’t played it and don’t have a PC that can run it, it’s available to play on that console too. In the meantime if you’re on PC and are aware that Alan Wake returns, you can download the game now on Steam.