Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by AsiJu, Sep 5, 2021.
Yes the whole Northlight Engine + RT thing was a rumor.
Much rather have that in AW 2
Btw game store page is up:
Pre-Purchase & Pre-Order Alan Wake Remastered - Epic Games Store
gotta say the price is a bit steep imo even if this is a makeover with DLC included...
Better just wait until it comes out on Steam. Then buy it at discount.
BTW I find it a bit strange this game uses DLSS. I mean, it's not a game heavy on graphics.
It doesn't even use ray-tracing.
PC specific features
PC version will be x64 and support DX12 only
No Ray Tracing
Nvidia DLSS – Off, Ultra-Performance, Performance, Balanced, Quality
Ultra-wide screen support
Yes, 21:9 aspect ratio
Caveats: pre-rendered cut scenes will not render like this – they are 16:9
Yes – as in the original game
Display: full screen / window / borderless?
still,control is very good.
it's just the former ones are even better.
why not ?
4K-like quality running on a 2060 ?
dlss is a great way to hit playable framerates on lower-end RTX cards reconstructing native 4K,with some being in the ballpark,some being as good,and some being even better than native 4K.
It doesn't seem that this games requires much GPU. I would be surprised if a 2060 could do 4K 60fps, in this game, natively.
isn't the remaster done on control engine ?
Yes, but look at the requirements.
No it's still the original AW engine just polished up.
See the FAQ, link in OP and few posts above.
Copied from FAQ:
"As this is a remaster built on the existing Alan Wake engine and technology..."
Wouldn't bank on it coming to Steam.
Where as Control was a timed exclusive to EGS, it was published by 505 Games.
Alan Wake Remastered was funded and published by Epic.
Early word is that this release is a permanent Epic exclusive due to them publishing it.
Alan Wake Remastered is still using the "Alan Wake Engine"... (yes, that's the name of the engine, it never got a cool name of it's own).
They would've had to almost completely remake it to bring it to the Northlite Engine.
I'll wait when it eventually lands on GoG. The original still functions well, and is 4K ready on my old GTX 1080. Before you say that it will not come to GoG - they said that about Control as well, and it arrived earlier than anticipated.
Hope that Steam / GOG will happen but truth is like said this is different. Epic is the publisher and Remedy has made a publishing deal with them about two games at least, that I know of. This being the first.
So chances are this will be a permanent EGS exclusive. Unless Remedy handle publishing it outside EGS themselves but chances also are they have made a contract with Epic that prohibits this.
Control was just another one of Epic's "swoops" where they secured timed exclusives by throwing money at devs and Control was published by 505 Games.
I'm really not happy that Remedy is now involved with Epic but I can understand why Remedy took that route, being still a relatively small independent studio.
Well, independent except tied to Epic for a while.
Quite ironic remembering that Remedy needed to pay for the PC release of original Alan Wake themselves as Microsoft would only cover the X360 version, which they have lamented previously (being tied to Microsoft, not the self-publishing part).
I guess we'll have to wait and see. Seeing that this remaster does not port the game to the Control engine, there is no reason to rush. The original functions great, and supports high resolution and refreshrate. It also comes with the DLCs. I don't care much for RTX, since I don't have a relevant card for it, and with current GPU prices, I'm going to hang on to my GTX 1080 for as long as possible.
Yeah, Control was a different beast.
As it was published by 505 Games. And the decision to make it a timed exclusive to Epic was something 505 setup.
Alan Wake Remastered is fully published by Epic, which it secures funding for Remedy for their next game (two games total, with AW:R being one)... but I'm sad to see it happen.
It sucks that Remedy, being as talented as they are, struggle to find publishers willing to back their work.
FAQ > https://www.alanwake.com/story/faq/
no HDR , no ray tracing. same engine as original alan wake. temporal upscaling.
Oh dear, oh dear... all expectations just imploded.
Hmm, this is slowly becoming more and more bare-bones...
Yeah definitely won't buy for 30 EUR from EGS. Sure the updated models and textures look good but the og. PC release holds up fine still.
When 4K downsampled to 1080p, the game looks really nice, and runs 60fps solid on my GTX 1080. Also, some of the screenshots (I think) used the console version of the game, which had worse textures than the more polished PC version.
Yeah but I saw also some that were labeled either console original or PC original and there's definite improvement over the vanilla PC release too.
But not enough to warrant a buy I think.
I think it's overpriced, but i might grab it for the Series X .
I started it a year or so back and ran pretty decent at 4k with SLI enabled. Remastered might not scale as well as the original even if it still using the same engine though.