Alan Wake publishing rights pass from Microsoft to Remedy

Date Type Companies involved Size
July 1st, 2019 acquisition Microsoft
Remedy Entertainment
Not disclosed
Alan Wake publishing rights pass from Microsoft to Remedy

Finnish game maker Remedy has obtained the publishing rights to 2010 horror title Alan Wake from Microsoft.

In an announcement to investors, the company said that this would result in the developer receiving €2.5m ($2.8m) during the first half to the year as a lump sum of royalties from the title, which will be paid during the second six months of 2019.

This will be money made from sales of Alan Wake that are coming back to Remedy now that it has the publishing rights. Incidentally, the game returned to Steam in October 2018 following some issues over the title's music

Remedy hasn't said how much it paid Microsoft - if anything - for the publishing rights to Alan Wake though has reached out to the Finnish game maker for more information.

The two companies worked together on both 2010's Alan Wake and 2015's Quantum Break, though Remedy's current two projects - Control and CrossFire - are being published by 505 Games and Smilegate respectively.

Speaking to last year, comms boss Thomas Puha said that Remedy wanted to regain the trust of PC gamers with the launch of Control following a less-than-stellar release for Quantum Break on PC owing to it being an early title for Microsoft's then-new United Windows Platform scheme.

You can check out our full chat with Puha right here

Interested in Finland's games industry? Steel Media's Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki returns for 2019 on October 1st and 2nd

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