Is Alan Wake 2 Coming to Game Pass? – Answered

Might have to pass on that guess.

Alan Wake 2 box art
Image via Remedy Entertainment.

Alan Wake 2 is coming to each of the three major platforms (PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S), though you may be wondering if there’s a cheaper way you can get it on Xbox or PC. Here’s whether Alan Wake 2 is coming to Game Pass.

Will Alan Wake 2 Be Available on Game Pass?

At launch, Alan Wake 2 will not be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Series X|S, or Cloud. This is due to Remedy Entertainment having no major deal with Microsoft to bring it to the service, outside of their deal to bring it to the Xbox Series X|S in the first place. The same can be said for any of PlayStation’s subscription services. The only deal with any platform that Remedy has for Alan Wake 2 is with PC, where the game will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a window of time.

While it is a shame that Alan Wake 2 won’t be on Game Pass at launch (I’m right there with you as a Game Pass subscriber), it does at least make sense. Alan Wake 2 is a flagship title with quite a bit of hype surrounding it. Putting it on Game Pass immediately would probably damage sales, and decrease the likelihood of a future game in the series.

Will Alan Wake 2 Ever Come to Game Pass?

Naturally, Alan Wake 2 ever coming to Game Pass is a bit more up in the air. However, I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Remedy Entertainment tends not to put their games on Game Pass, so the chances are slim unless they make a pivot at some point. If they do then I’ll be sure to update this article, but if it does happen, it won’t be for a long while.

If you’re looking for more details before launch, check out our guide on if Alan Wake 2 will come to Steam.

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Shawn Robinson

Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.