Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 is a digital-only release

Bad news for collectors who wanted a physical copy of Remedy's next adventure for the tormented writer.

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Alan Wake 2 was one of the games that was shown during Sony's PlayStation showcase late yesterday, where we got to see a brand new trailer (with gameplay!) and received a release date. It turns out it launches on October 17, but for those who prefer physical copies - there is one thing you should know.

In a new FAQ Remedy reveals that Alan Wake 2 is a digital-only release. They explain the reasoning behind this:

"There are many reasons for this. For one, 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.

Secondly, 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.

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."

What do you think about the fact that Alan Wake 2 is digital-only?

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