Alan Wake Remastered Is Ditching The Original Game's Product Placement

Alan Wake's upcoming remaster won't feature any product placement from Energizer or Verizon, as the deals those companies made with Remedy Entertainment expired. Speaking to Screen Rant, a PR representative from Remedy explained that the game will instead replace those real-world ads with fictional in-universe branding, but the songs and TV shows featured in the game will be making a return.When it was first released in 2010, Alan Wake had a number of real-world products inserted into the game. Energizer batteries could be inserted into flashlights, and Ford-branded vehicles could be found throughout Bright Falls. Verizon had a substantial advertising footprint, as beyond the appearance of phone's featuring the brand, there was a 30-second Verizon commercial that was viewable on an in-game TV and a nod infamous advertising line "Can you hear me now?" in The Signal DLC.As an Xbox 360 and PC exclusive at the time, even Microsoft got in on the action with the appearance of consoles and collectible Night Springs video games in The Writer DLC. As an added bonus, Microsoft Tag bar codes could be scanned and would direct players to a phone number with the voicemail from one of the game's characters. Alan Wake Remastered is coming later this year, and it looks like the cult-classic game will finally be getting a sequel according to a new report.Continue Reading at GameSpot

Alan Wake Remastered Is Ditching The Original Game's Product Placement

Alan Wake's upcoming remaster won't feature any product placement from Energizer or Verizon, as the deals those companies made with Remedy Entertainment expired. Speaking to Screen Rant, a PR representative from Remedy explained that the game will instead replace those real-world ads with fictional in-universe branding, but the songs and TV shows featured in the game will be making a return.

When it was first released in 2010, Alan Wake had a number of real-world products inserted into the game. Energizer batteries could be inserted into flashlights, and Ford-branded vehicles could be found throughout Bright Falls. Verizon had a substantial advertising footprint, as beyond the appearance of phone's featuring the brand, there was a 30-second Verizon commercial that was viewable on an in-game TV and a nod infamous advertising line "Can you hear me now?" in The Signal DLC.

As an Xbox 360 and PC exclusive at the time, even Microsoft got in on the action with the appearance of consoles and collectible Night Springs video games in The Writer DLC. As an added bonus, Microsoft Tag bar codes could be scanned and would direct players to a phone number with the voicemail from one of the game's characters. Alan Wake Remastered is coming later this year, and it looks like the cult-classic game will finally be getting a sequel according to a new report.

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