Alan Wake DLC “bridges gap”

When a developer talks of downloadable content before a game is even out, confusion quickly spreads as to whether gamers will be expected to pay in order to properly finish the story. Remedy’s Alan Wake is going through that now but (via CVG,) Oskari Hakkinen, head of franchise development, has reassured that DLC coming July 28th “will be standalone episodes that will bridge between season one and hopefully the possibility of doing a season two. Season one – just to be clear – is a full package and you’ll unravel the mystery and reach your goals.” By Season two he means a second game which has already been written. Hakkinen continues “The game add-ons aren’t telling more of the story, so to speak. It’ll give you a different perspective on the things you’ve done on season one and then trying to set you up for the possible things you’re going to do in season two.” Nice. This is a good example of how DLC should be used rather than cutting pieces out of the main story, only to add them for a price later on (remember Prince of Persia?). All new copies of Alan Wake come with a promo code that will unlock the add-on for free but if you choose to buy the game second-hand, it’s gonna cost you. Alan Wake is out tomorrow exclusively for Xbox 360 (or today if you’re postman delivered it early!)

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