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Topic: Alan Wake 90% Off Ahead of Being Removed Due to "Music Licen...
KostaAndreadis
Posts: 2060
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Remedy's Alan Wake is about to disappear from stores the world over due to the 'expiration of music license agreements' for the game. Which is set to happen in the next few days. And with this news comes a final Alan Wake Sunset Sale where you can grab the game, and all content, with a 90% discount at both Steam and GOG.com. This is great value for the critically acclaimed game, and one that will disappear after today. So be sure to get in quick.

This might be the last time you can buy the game for a while too with Remedy advising that "We are looking into relicensing the music for Alan Wake, but have no timeframe for this."
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notgreazy
Posts: 704
Location: Other International

What the f***.

Most random thing I have read in a while in regards to games....

Supposedly DLC is not affected.
notgreazy
Posts: 705
Location: Other International

What the f***.

Most random thing I have read in a while in regards to games....

Supposedly DLC is not affected.

Also DLC for xbox360 and Xboxone is free. so get it asap
trillion
Posts: 4193
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
I've had a Steam key for this from a Humble Bundle purchase years ago, does this mean that they're taking away the buy option from the Stram store; or the game page and therefore any downloading of the game from the Steam network altogether?

It's weird yeah, about as weird as the game
Khel
Posts: 23783
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

It uses a lot of licensed music, at the end of each chapter, so yeah I can see how it could be an issue. Rock Band had the same problem, as the music licenses expired DLC was taken down from the online store because they weren't allowed to sell it anymore. If you had already bought it though you were fine to keep using it, so I'd assume its the same with Alan Wake
notgreazy
Posts: 706
Location: Other International

It uses a lot of licensed music, at the end of each chapter, so yeah I can see how it could be an issue. Rock Band had the same problem, as the music licenses expired DLC was taken down from the online store because they weren't allowed to sell it anymore. If you had already bought it though you were fine to keep using it, so I'd assume its the same with Alan Wake

If the music is at the end of each chpater (I never noticed tbh), then could they release an update/patch/new version removing the music. Isn't that a better solution than outright removal of the game?
Khel
Posts: 23784
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

They probably could, but they probably my don't want to pay for it, you need to pay to certify any patches you release for games on Xbox (or PlayStation) and I doubt they're still selling enough copies to justify it
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