Microsoft has confirmed that the PC version of Remedy’s psychological thriller Alan Wake has been cancelled, meaning the title will release exclusively for Xbox 360.
“Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen,” the platform holder told our sister site CVG.
“We ultimately realised that the most compelling way to experience Alan Wake was on the Xbox 360 platform, so we focused on making it an Xbox 360 exclusive.
“Both Microsoft and Remedy have long histories in PC game development,” the company added. “This decision was about matching this specific game to the right platform.”
While disappointing, the news doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Last year Sam Lake, lead writer for Alan Wake, told us that Remedy was “fully concentrated on the Xbox 360 version” of the game and that plans for the PC edition were “up in the air”.
Microsoft also announced today that the game will launch on May 18 in North America and May 21 in Europe.
Check out a batch of new Alan Wake screens from Microsoft’s X10 showcase here, and a brand new trailer below.