Followers of bodily video video games are mad that Alan Wake 2 is digital solely

The highly-anticipated Alan Wake 2 was proven off once more at yesterday’s PlayStation Showcase occasion, and a few followers are actually offended because of studying that it is going to be digital solely with no plans for a bodily launch.

Sony’s PlayStation Showcase for 2023 was pretty good. There was the long-awaited reveal of the Steel Gear Strong 3 Remake, Dragon’s Dogma 2 was an enormous shock, and we received a really in depth have a look at Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 starring Peter Parker within the symbiote go well with.

Whereas there have been loads of first rate trailers and gameplay glimpses throughout the occasion, probably the greatest was undoubtedly Alan Wake 2.

Why is there no bodily launch for Alan Wake 2?

The Alan Wake 2 FAQ says that it’s digital solely with no plans for a bodily launch as a result of it permits Treatment to maintain the worth at £49.99/$59.99 on console and £39.99/$49.99 on PC.

As well as, they observe that ‘a big quantity have shifted to digital solely’ with PS5 and Xbox consoles and not using a disc drive each accessible. Lastly, they didn’t need to ship a disc product that requires a obtain for the sport.

The dearth of a bodily launch is shocking as Management and Alan Wake Remastered are each accessible in bodily copies. It’s not shocking for PC as all the things is digital on computer systems anyway, however it’s considerably bemusing for PlayStation and Xbox.

To not point out some followers are already aggrieved that Alan Wake 2 is just not coming to Steam. Nevertheless, this exclusivity is comprehensible because the title was funded by Epic Video games.

Digital solely launch angers followers

Some followers are offended that Alan Wake 2 is getting a digital solely launch on consoles.

Underneath a Twitter thread from Wario64, few individuals particularly have an issue with the excuse that Treatment didn’t need to launch a disc model that requires a obtain. As an alternative of not releasing bodily copies, disgruntled followers argue {that a} polished ultimate product that doesn’t require a day one patch must be launched as an alternative.

Some have additionally claimed they don’t seem to be shopping for the sport or will wait till it goes on sale. Fact be advised, this probably received’t damage gross sales a lot in any respect as bodily media is a dying commodity with digital gross sales outperforming by far in each medium.

Nonetheless, it’s comprehensible why some followers are miffed. There’s nonetheless loads of individuals out on the planet who take pleasure in amassing field copies as a result of they give the impression of being good and supply an actual sense of possession.

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