Horror game fans have been enjoying one hell of year in 2023, with the remakes of Dead Space and Resident Evil 4 breathing new life into two already beloved horror classics, but sometimes there’s just no beating a good horror sequel. That’s where Alan Wake 2 comes in, as many often thought that Remedy’s cult classic horror game wouldn’t ever receive that second installment, but after numerous teases and references across the likes of Control and Quantum Break, Alan Wake 2 is finally launching in October.
With a huge library of horror games already available like The Evil Within, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Amnesia, SOMA and more, many have been wondering whether or not Alan Wake 2 will also be making its way to the subcription service.
Unfortunately, there are no current plans for Alan Wake 2 to be released as part of Xbox Game Pass, meaning if you want to play the game at launch, you’ll have to pay up. While that might be disappointing for some who were hoping for a new game to play as part of Xbox Game Pass, that doesn’t mean that the door is completely shut on Alan Wake 2 appearing on the service at some point in the future, as Remedy enjoys a decent relationship with Microsoft and Xbox Game Studios.
Currently, Remedy’s time-bending shooter Quantum Break is available on Game Pass, having been developed and published in conjunction with Xbox Game Studios. Meanwhile, games like Control and the Xbox 360 release of Alan Wake (along with the spin-off release Alan Wake: American Nightmare) have been available as part of Xbox Game Pass in the past. With that relationship in mind, it’s not unreasonable to expect that Alan Wake 2 will be added to the service at some point, just don’t expect it to happen for at least six months to a year after the game’s launch on October 27th.
About Alan Wake 2
A sequel to the Twin Peaks inspired horror shooter, Alan Wake 2 is taking a darker, more survival horror approach to the action this time around, with dual protagonists exploring different areas, fighting different enemies while trying to solve the mysteries of Bright Falls, the Dark Place and more. Players swap from controlling the titular Alan Wake, along with newcomer and FBI investigator Saga Anderson, as they use the light and the weapons around them to attempt to protect themselves from a darkness that consumes almost everything it touches.
Alan Wake 2 is set to launch on October 27th for PC via the Epic Games Store, PS5 and Xbox Series X & S.
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