Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare are about to be removed from Steam and Xbox Live storefronts like the Taken enemies he faces.
Both titles featured music from the likes of Roy Orbison, Depeche Mode, and the late David Bowie. The titles are being taken down due to expiring music licensing deals.
If you feel the need to pick these up, Remedy is holding a “Sunset Sale” where both games will have a 90% discount on Steam. The sale begins on the 13th of May at 5PM GMT and will last for 48 hours. Both titles are set to be taken down from Steam and Xbox Live on May 15th. When asked by a fan over Twitter if the Alan Wake games would be removed from GOG as well, Remedy responded “We don’t know.”
Alan Wake came out in 2010 on the Xbox 360 and tells the psychological story of a writer trying to vacation in the Pacific Northwest, when shadowy creatures start to terrorize him, his wife, and the sleepy town of Bright Falls. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare moves the location to the desert and acts as a pseudo-sequel.
In both titles, Alan is forced to fight for his survival using sources of light as his primary weapon. Both titles are also available on Xbox One through backwards compatibility.