Alan Wake PC recoups expenses in 48 hours

Alan Wake PC recoups expenses in 48 hours
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

February 21st 2012 at 10:39AM

Remedy title reaches number one sales spot on Steam

The PC version of Remedy’s Alan Wake has recouped all development and marketing expenses within 48 hours after release, the studio has claimed.

Taking to the Remedy forums, EVP Aki Jarvilehto said that the game had also reached number one on Steam over the weekend.

“We are very happy with the sales and hitting #1 on Steam at launch was nothing short of amazing,” he said.

“We recouped our development and marketing expenses during the first 48 hours. And yes, we're certainly very excited about PC.”

Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne also took to the forum to thank customers who had purchased the game.

“We made it a priority to create the best PC version of the game we possibly could, as opposed to a sloppy port we ourselves would hate to play, and judging by the amount of encouragement and positive feedback that has been pouring in, that’s really paid off,” said Myllyrinne.

“Rest assured that we are still listening to your requests and will maintain efforts to make necessary updates to the build now that it's been released.”

He added: “We're a small company and all this means a lot to us. I speak on behalf of everyone at Remedy when I say that we are very thankful and humbled by your overwhelmingly response.”

Alan Wake was originally released in 2010 on Xbox 360, and garnered a MetaCritic rating of 83.