Alan Wake has returned to the digital storefront Steam, just in time for Halloween. The game was pulled from sale in May 2017 due to music licenses expiring. The publisher of the game, Microsoft, renegotiated the rights to the licensed music so the game could be sold again.
Alan Wake was originally released by Remedy in 2010 exclusively for the Xbox 360. The game finally released for PC in 2012.
As well as the standalone game, the collector’s edition of Alan Wake is also back. It includes extras such as developer commentary and a soundtrack. One extra in the CE is The Alan Wake Files, a book by in-game writer Clay Steward. Lastly, the original score by Petri Alanko is included and includes 13 music tracks.
Interestingly, the downloadable content is not yet back on Steam, with no word whether it will be eventually. Similarly to the main game, the two DLC episodes have licensed music in them. That could very well be the reason for them not reappearing alongside the game.
To celebrate the return of their tweed jacket wearing author, Remedy has put Alan Wake on sale. The Steam version is currently only $3, with the collector’s edition priced at a dollar more. The entire package, which includes the CE and the sequel Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, is just $5 total.
While the Steam version has been put back on digital shelves, the Xbox version hasn’t appeared yet. According to Remedy, Alan Wake will be available on Xbox again very soon. The game is playable on Xbox 360 as well as Xbox One via backward compatibility.