Typically, the PlayStation 3 holds its own when it comes to exclusives, but there was one game that came out in 2010 which would have fit perfectly on the console but never made it: Alan Wake. It was just announced that PC gamers will have their shot at trying the psychologically disturbing game out, but are PS3 owners also due? Don’t bet on it.
Remedy Entertainment Development Director Markus Maki has some bad news for PS3 fans:
I would like to make it clear that Microsoft funded the production of the first Alan Wake game, and while they were happy for Remedy to now self-publish on PC it is highly unlikely they would want to see the game on a competing console. While we do own the Alan Wake brand, Remedy doesn’t have rights to publish THE Alan Wake on PS3.
This is a move that Remedy probably doesn’t like, especially after somewhat unimpressive sales for a game that stood out as a hugely original idea for its platform, but they have no choice. The most unfortunate thing about this is Alan Wake‘s successor, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, is similarly published by Microsoft Studios. As a result, there’s little chance that it’ll ever find its way to the PS3.