Remedy took the somewhat unexpected decision earlier this year to delay Alan Wake 2 – but not into 2024 like is so common sometimes, but just for a week. Speaking with IGN about the Finnish developer’s decision, gaffer Sam Lake said that it was to space out the release schedule a little so all of the upcoming PS5 titles had an opportunity to shine.
“Well, we were looking at the week and we were looking at these brilliant, brilliant giant games coming out, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and all, and just felt like, well, we don't have to go neck to neck. We can just kind of shift it a couple of days!”
Originally, the game was scheduled to release on 17th October, just three days before the all-encompassing juggernaut that’s likely to be Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Now it’ll release on 27th October, and while it’ll still be flanked by the likes of Alone in the Dark and Ghostrunner 2, that should give it a little more room to breathe.