CES 2010: Alan Wake getting episodic DLC

At the Microsoft press conference, a tasty little tidbit was revealed concerning everyone’s favorite hyped-game-that-nobody’s-played, Alan Wake. Despite the game itself taking ten billion years to develop, Remedy is already looking at downloadable content for the game, with the story set to expand via DLC “episodes.”

The Xbox 360 exclusive will be “story-driven, like a TV series.” The game itself shall be broken into episodes when it launches, allowing an easy transition into extra, post-launch episodic chapters. It seems that Alan Wake will further its exposition in exactly the same was as the PS3’s Heavy Rain

Microsoft ED&D boss Robbie Bach calls Alan Wake “the TV show Lost, as written by Stephen King, and filmed by David Lynch.” Not that they’re overselling it or anything. 

Jim Sterling