Alan Wake 2 was one of the biggest games shown during the PlayStation Showcase, with stunning graphics featured in the gameplay reveal trailer, plenty of story and gameplay details, and an October release date confirmed.
One slight sting in the tail is that Remedy has also stated that Alan Wake 2 will be a digital-only release. The only glimmer of hope for fans of physical media is that THQ Nordic has offered to help fix that oversight.But first, why is Alan Wake 2 a digital-only game?
Remedy state in an FAQ that this is following market trends where “a large number of have shifted to digital only. You can buy a Sony PlayStation 5 without a disc drive and Microsoft’s Xbox Series S is a digital only console.
It is not uncommon to release modern games as digital-only.”Additionally, there could be cost benefits, as “not releasing a disc helps keep the price of the game at $59.99 / €59.99 and the PC version at $49.99 / €49.99.”And finally, “we did not want to ship a disc product and have it require a download for the game — we do not think this would make for a great experience either.”These are fairly reasonable points to make, especially when considering that there are quite a few big budget games that launch where the disc is simply a placeholder and activation method, requiring users to download the full game anyway.Read more on thesixthaxis.com
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