Alan Wake Remastered- System Requirements, Release Date, and More!

Alan Wake Remastered was just recently announced earlier this month and we have already received an important update. Regarding the brand new graphical overhaul that the classic title is going to receive, fans were skeptical about whether the game would require some heavy gears to run or not. We finally have answers to those questions, along with other necessary details you would like to know. Please read the article through to get the whole idea on whether your PC is up to the task of running Alan Wake Remastered.

Alan Wake Remastered – System Requirements

The 2010 title that was released for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows, has found its spot on the classic title list. If we look back at the game, two things will be certain, the first is that the game is still a lot of fun. While the second conclusion would be that players who haven’t tried the game yet, will surely give it a go if it got remade. Well according to the game developers, they were very happy with how the original game performed to this day and thus are only giving it a visual upgrade as primary.

Alan Wake Remastered
credits – Xbox Wire

The comparison screenshot suggests that the said upgrade is many times better in the graphical aspect. Now to answer your questions, here are the minimum and recommended system requirements for your PC that you would need to run Alan Wake Remastered up to its full potential.

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel i5-3340
  • GPU: AMD RX470 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 [4GB VRAM]
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • DirectX Version- 12

Recommended Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 or Inte i7-3770
  • GPU: AMD 5600XT or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 [6GB VRAM]
  • RAM: 16GB
  • DirectX Version- 12

The minimum system requirements give a very optimistic idea for people with low-end PC. For CPU requirements, both minimum and recommended will go by fine with a 3rd generation Intel i5 or i7. The ram requirement as per minimum is 8 GB, which is pretty much standard at this point. Anything above 8 GB will set you fine. The graphical overhaul requires some decent range GPUs and with 4 GB VRAM, it would not be a problem. Now, it all comes down to how optimized the game is and that is a thing that we can only say upon release and testing. The developers, Remedy Entertainment, did a pretty good job with the original title. They are also behind some of the popular games in the industry, like Control, Max Payne, Quantum Break, etc., so you can expect the type of performance you will be getting from the Alan Wake Remastered.

More Graphical Settings

The remastered version will the modern ultra-wide display setups so you can play without any worries of uncomfortable resolutions. The only drawback will be that the cut scenes will be rendered at either 16:9 or 21:9 aspect ratios so, there’s that. Framerates for the remastered will be unlocked which will not cap your gaming sessions by any means. Other than these, the graphical options that you can set are mentioned as follows;

  • Resolution – Enumerated resolutions
  • FOV – Slider
  • HUD – Enabled / Disabled
  • V-Sync – On/Off
  • Ambient occlusion – Yes (Nvidia Ambient occlusion tech + HBAO)
  • V-Sync for Consoles is set to ON and can’t be turned OFF
  • Brightness- Slider
  • Motion Blur – Enabled/Disabled
  • Film Grain – Enabled/Disabled


  • Graphics Quality – Low, Med, High or Custom
  • Shadow Quality – Low, Med, High
  • Volumetric Light Quality – Low, Med, High
  • Terrain Quality – Low, High
  • Render Scale – Slider
  • Draw Distance – Slider
  • Anisotropic Filtering – Off, 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x


credits – GameByte

The Alan Wake Remastered PC version will have the support of Nvidia Deep Learning Super Sampling or DLSS. It allows NVIDIA graphics cards to have a temporal image upscaling process in real-time scenarios for select video games. It can use deep learning to upscale any lower-resolution images into higher-resolution to display. However, the remastered version will not support Ray Tracing for the PC version, which might be a bummer. Ray tracing is the process of tracing light as they bounce around the scenery. In short, it graphically enhances the visuals of light that reflect on games surfaces like water. It is not a massive dilemma as with DLSS, the game would feel much better on its own.

Release Date

The remastered version of the classic 2010 Alan Wake is going to be released on 5th October 2021. It will be available for Microsoft Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.


We are very hyped about what the final product will look like and how the developers will be able to hold the original essence of the game. Be sure to follow for more Gaming, Technology, and Hardware related articles and news.

What do you think?

Written by Mainak

3 Anime Games that you must play in 2021

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One – An Open-World Detective Game