Alan Wake 2 continues to amaze and impress with its graphics and creepy yet enticing world since its reveal at The Game Awards 2021. Since then, we’ve seen beautiful concept art, trailers, gameplay, and more of developer Remedy Entertainment’s latest developments. Remedy communications director Thomas Puha confirmed on Twitter today that Alan Wake 2 will have a performance mode on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
What’s notable is that Puha’s tweet specifically mentions “Xbox Series X” and not the weaker Xbox Series S console. It is currently unclear whether the aforementioned Performance Mode will be available on Xbox Series S consoles. Game Informer has reached out to Remedy for confirmation and will update this story if we learn more.
I’m happy to say that Alan Wake 2 has a Performance Mode on PS5 and Xbox Series Mode. We’ll discuss details later.
– Thomas Puha (@RiotRMD) September 27, 2023
The game is also coming to PC, but like most games, Alan Wake 2 will have no modes as players can customize the settings to their liking. According to Puha, Alan Wake 2 was “designed from the start as a 30fps experience with a focus on graphics and atmosphere, but somehow we managed to build in a solid performance mode.” However, Puha says that the team will provide details on this later Performance mode will be discussed.
In a reply to Puha’s tweet, someone asks, “When you talk about performance, do you mean the device is unlocked with a 60fps target most of the time or with a true 60fps lock?” Puha says, that Remedy is “still optimizing this”. Alan Wake 2 releases on October 27th for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, so it sounds like we’ll hear more about the game’s Performance Mode soon.
For more information, check out the Alan Wake 2 reveal trailer and then check out this raw Alan Wake 2 gameplay. Then read our Alan Wake 2 preview after testing the game during Summer Game Fest 2023, and then read about how actor Shawn Ashmore will be in the game.
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