Alan Wake Remastered product placement scrapped from Xbox 360 authentic sport

Alan Wake lit up the gaming world again in 2010 with a singular thriller of a sport that carved out a tense horror house all to itself on the Xbox 360. Now for the primary time ever, PlayStation gamers are additionally getting a high-definition style of the darkness that made our amnesiac creator’s authentic story so compelling — however the upcoming remastered model reportedly received’t embody one key characteristic from the unique.

With the countdown clock ticking quick towards subsequent month’s launch of Alan Wake Remastered, developer Treatment Leisure has revealed (by way of Display screen Rant) that the totally reworked new model received’t characteristic the identical placement of real-world merchandise that peppered our hero’s harrowing journey via the primary sport.


We all know, we all know: Ditching model placements isn’t one thing that’s sometimes price lamenting — like, in any respect. However in case you acquired your self good and immersed in Alan Wake’s sinister story the primary time round, this is perhaps a kind of few instances when taking away identify manufacturers like Lincoln, Verizon, and particularly Energizer batteries (which powered Wake’s chief survival device — his flashlight) turns into the form of absence we will really feel.

For PlayStation gamers not within the know (and everybody else who would possibly’ve missed out on the unique), Alan Wake informed an insanely creepy story of a author who finds himself dwelling out the fearsome fantasies he thought he’d solely dreamt up as fiction to gas his newest horror novel. Caught in a small northwestern city with Alice, his spouse, gone lacking as a sufferer of a phenomenon known as the “Taken,” Wake can’t even keep in mind writing the e-book within the first place.

That primarily makes him a beginner inside his personal supernatural survival story — and it additionally elevates acquainted real-life stuff like automobiles, telephones, and flashlight batteries to key-role standing in grounding Wake in his quickly-fraying actuality. In a cool gameplay mechanic that helps minimize a path via the darkness, Alan can’t simply dispatch his creepy horror creations with a gun; he has to rid them of their protecting darkness first by giving ‘em a style of his flashlight beam. As you’ll be able to guess, it doesn’t take lengthy earlier than these Energizer batteries grow to be extra valuable than bullets.

What’s preserving identify manufacturers out of the remaster? Expired licensing offers, based on Display screen Rant’s report. Treatment reportedly will substitute “generic in-universe branding” rather than all of the remaster’s lacking marques, although the identical report assures that the songs and TV reveals that appeared within the authentic sport have at the least survived the 11-year transition intact.

Look ahead to the remaster to reach Oct. 5 with modern-day visible upgrades throughout, in addition to each episodes of post-launch DLC from the unique (“The Sign” and “The Author”), for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PC.

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