Alan Wake alights on Steam in February, answers your FAQs now

Remedy Games is gearing up to launch Alan Wake on Steam this February -- the developer's first self-published title -- with a hefty FAQ session on its forum. Steam's Alan Wake will not be available on Mac, won't use Games for Windows Live and won't have a demo. It will use Steamworks, support keyboard and Xbox 360 controller input, and will include The Signal and The Writer DLC packs with the game.

Alan Wake on Steam can support stereoscopic 3D through NVISION 3D, although it is performance-intensive, Remedy warns. For normal (see: "unfancy") gameplay, the expected system requirements are fairly standard, as you can see -- no flashlight required -- just after the break.

Remedy says it is "still finalizing the optimisations and graphics scalability, so some details can still change," but these are the minimum specs for Alan Wake on PC (as of January 23, 2012):
  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • PROCESSOR: A dual core processor is required:
  • AMD: Athlon X2 2.8GHz
  • Intel: Core 2 Duo 2GHz
  • MEMORY: 2 GB
  • VIDEO CARD: DirectX 10 compatible or later with 512MB RAM
  • AMD: ATI Radeon 3650, 4450, 5550, 6450 or higher (per series)
  • NVIDIA: GeForce 8600GT, 9500GT, GT120, GT430, GT520 (per series)
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Mouse and keyboard, Xbox360 controller also supported
For max settings, Remedy suggests the following:

"For a solid performance, Remedy recommends a modern quad-core CPU and a graphics card with around 2000 in 3DMark Graphics Score as seen here. For max settings and high resolutions, a top of the line graphics card and CPU is needed."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.