Back in 2005, Remedy revealed Alan Wake to the masses at E3, stating that the game would be arriving on Xbox 360 and PC. Five years later the game eventually came out, but only on Xbox 360 with Remedy stating that the PC version had been canned. Needless to say, many PC gamers were utterly bummed out.
Seven years after the game’s introduction, titular character Alan Wake finally made his debut on the PC platform via digital download through Steam. A retail version is still in the wings but will be released soon.
The digital version of the game became available on Steam last week Thursday, 16 February. In less than 48 hours, Remedy had recovered everything it had spent on bringing Alan Wake to the PC. That includes all “development and marketing expenses” according to a post made by Remedy on their official forums. It also claimed the number one spot on the Steam sales charts.