Remedy Entertainment has confirmed via Game Informer that their upcoming adventure thriller game Alan Wake 2 will have a Performance Mode on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but not Xbox Series S.
The exact details of Performance Mode have not been elucidated, but there will, of course, be an emphasis on framerate and overall stability above all else. Remedy Entertainment’s Communication Director, Thomas Puha, stated the following:
I’m glad to say that Alan Wake 2 will have a Performance mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X. The game has been built from the beginning as a 30fps experience focusing on visuals and ambiance, but somehow we have managed to include a solid Performance mode. We’ll talk details later.
However, it’s still unknown if Performance Mode will have an unlocked framerate targeting 60 FPS or if it will focus on achieving 60 FPS.
“Alan Wake 2 is an intense story and a layered mystery that takes players on two disturbing journeys, running in parallel and echoing each other in strange and unexpected ways,” said Sam Lake, Creative Director and Lead Writer of Alan Wake 2. “A newcomer to Alan Wake’s world, FBI Agent Saga Anderson’s investigation offers players a unique lens into this survival horror experience.”
New players will be taken through FBI Agent Saga Anderson, who is sent to Bright Falls to investigate a series of murders that have been happening around town. This will likely take up the bulk of her campaign, as Puha clarified how players would switch between the two protagonists. Each character will have their own set of missions separate from each other, so there won’t be any instance of playing through the same level twice as a different character.
Alan Wake 2 will launch digitally for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on October 27, 2023. No physical release is planned.
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