Shortly after Remedy's big Alan Wake 2 blowout during Wednesday's PlayStation Showcase, we learnt that the upcoming spooky sequel was going to be a digital-only release on all platforms - including Xbox Series X|S. However, publisher THQ Nordic has seemingly thrown its hat into the ring for creating some kind of physical release.
Reacting to Remedy's news on Twitter, the publishing label directly asked the Finnish developer if it was interested in working together on a physical release for Alan Wake 2. Here's how THQ Nordic framed its proposition:
"I mean... we did the disc version of Alan Wake for PC back in the day ICYMI [...] And just because ONE person (or company) does not love physical, there is plenty who still do. Give it some thought. We'd love to go at it again! Full circle and all."
We didn't actually realise that THQ worked with Remedy on the PC release of Alan Wake, but in that case, this does seem like a decent fit! Of course, there could be lots of complications here with Epic Games funding the game, but still, THQ Nordic certainly seems very interested in helping out if possible.
For now, Remedy is squarely focused on getting the digital version of Alan Wake 2 ready to go for its October 17th Xbox launch. Let's wait and see if Remedy and/or Epic respond to this proposal!