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This article was published on May 13, 2017


Licensing issue leads to 90-percent discount on popular video game

Licensing issue leads to 90-percent discount on popular video game
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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

If you’ve ever felt the slightest inkling to own a copy of video game Alan Wake, buy it tomorrow — it’ll be your last chance.

Remedy, the developer behind Alan WakeQuantum Break, and the first two Max Payne games, announced today it can no longer sell Alan Wake. After May 15, it will no longer have licenses to the music used throughout the game.

Starting tomorrow, the game is going on sale at a 90-percent discount — which, on Steam, would put the price at around $3. After that, the game will be delisted from Steam and Xbox Live.

The Alan Wake soundtrack includes such licensed tunes as “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, “The Darkest Star” by Depeche Mode, and “In Dreams” by Roy Orbison.