how does it play on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S?

Remedy has revealed several technical details relating to Alan Wake Remastered, the new version of the popular survival horror originally released in 2010 on Xbox 360 and which is preparing for the first time to also arrive on Sony systems, to be exact PS5 and PS4 in addition to PC, Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One.

First of all, the re-release of Alan Wake promises:

  • 4K and 60fps on PS5 and Xbox Series X
  • Cutscense redone with facial animations and improved lip sync
  • Environments much richer in detail through updated textures
  • Polygonal models of the characters perfected, with retouches on the rendering of the hair and shading
  • Improved lighting and special effects

The developers also provide accurate resolution and framerate data for each version of the game. The first data concerns the resolution in terms of rendering, the second the resolution in terms of output and the third the estimated framerate:

  • PlayStation 4 – 1080p / 1080p / 30fps
  • PlayStation 4 Pro (Performance Mode) – 1080p / 1080p / 60fps
  • PlayStation 4 Pro (Quality Mode) – 1296p / 2160p (4K) / 30fps / 4 x MSAA
  • Xbox One – 900p / 900p / 30fps
  • Xbox One X (Performance Mode) – 1080p / 1080p / 60fps
  • Xbox One X (Quality Mode) – 1440p / 2160p (4K) / 30fps / 4 x MSAA
  • PlayStation 5 – 1440p / 2160p (4K) / 60fps / 4X MSAA
  • Xbox Series X – 1440p / 2160p (4K) / 60fps / 4 X MSAA
  • Xbox Series S – 1080p / 1080p / 60fps
  • PC – 4K / unlimited

The weight in terms of GB for each platform also revealed:

  • PlayStation 4 – about 29GB
  • PlayStation 5 – about 27GB
  • Xbox Series X / S and One – around 39GB
  • PC – about 36GB

Among other details, the PS5 version will support DualSense features, while no next-gen version will have ray tracing / HDR support, which would have required authors too much work to implement. Finally, secured the free next-gen upgrade for those who will take the game on PS4 or Xbox One. In the meantime, you can see the launch trailer of Alan Wake Remastered, whose release is set for October 5, 2021. Through the official images it is also possible to take a look at the graphic evolution of Alan Wake Remastered.