Back in May of last year, Alan Wake was removed from digital store fronts due to the expiration of various music licenses. Fast forward to today and the game has returned to Steam and GOG.
Developer Remedy Entertainment confirmed the news on Twitter and thanked publisher Microsoft for renegotiating the rights to the licensed music in the game.
Big thanks to our partner and Alan Wake’s publishers @Microsoft who were able to renegotiate the rights to the licensed music in Alan Wake, so that the game can be sold again.
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) October 25, 2018
To celebrate Alan Wake‘s return to the Steam, the game is discounted by 80 percent until November 1st. The Collector’s Edition, which contains developer commentary videos, an illustrated PDF book, and a digital soundtrack, is also discounted by the same amount.
“When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing,” the game’s description reads. “A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.”
Alan Wake originally launched for Xbox 360 in 2010, before later being brought to PC in 2012.