It’s here! In the recent Sony PlayStation Showcase 2023, the gameplay trailer for the long-awaited Alan Wake 2 was revealed. Under development by Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind the 2010s commercially successful psychological thriller of the same name (Alan Wake), Alan Wake 2 looks promising. Besides Alan Wake, the studio has an impressive catalog of video games such as Max Payne, Quantum Break, Control, and CrossfireX. Although the game is officially scheduled for release on October 17, 2023, pre-orders have already commenced. But wait! Before you pre-order the game, you should check its platform compatibility. For example, you might have managed to snag a brand-new Nintendo Switch and want to play Alan Wake 2 on it. Or maybe you would like to play the game on your Xbox One or PS4. Would you be able to do so? In this article, that will be our focus of discussion.
Well, if you have watched the gameplay reveal trailer for Alan Wake 2, you will find it to be similar to the likes of Resident Evil 4 Remake and Dead Space Remake. The atmosphere, soundtrack, thrill, intensity, and ambient sound effects showcased in the trailer are hyper-realistic. But “Can it run on my console?” is a question that still lingers. The advent of current-gen graphics has transformed the immersion of video games in the last two years. The downside is that it is inherently difficult to produce a game for both the current and old-gen consoles.
Is there an Alan Wake 2 PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch Release Date
Whether Alan Wake 2 will be available to play on Xbox One, PS4, or Nintendo Switch is surprisingly difficult to answer. At the time of writing this article, Remedy Entertainment has not made any plans to release their game on PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch. According to the gameplay trailer and the official website of Remedy Entertainment, Alan Wake 2 will be available only on the Epic Games Store (PC), PS5, and Xbox Series S/X. Since the official release is still quite far away, it’s difficult to say for sure whether the game will arrive on older-gen consoles. But since the gameplay trailer didn’t mention anything about old-gen consoles, it is safe to assume that Alan Wake 2 won’t be available to play on PS4, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox One. Right now, all we can do is wait for additional news and updates from the developers as the release date approaches.
The reason is fairly simple if you’re perspicacious enough. Promoting and releasing a game on current-gen consoles with enhanced graphics is far more lucrative than on older-gen consoles. Since the era of breathtaking visuals and immersive gameplay experiences is on the rise, no development studio would want to tone down the visuals of their game just so it could be played on an old-gen console. So, they tend to skip the old-gen console market and focus on the latest technology.
However, it’s worth mentioning that the availability of Alan Wake 2 on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch is subject to change. There is always a possibility for the game to be released on these consoles, provided the game makes enough profit, is replayable, and is enjoyed by the majority. We advise you to keep your eyes peeled for the latest updates and announcements posted by the developers regarding the state of their game. Or, you can visit Android Gram daily to get updates on the same.