If you have not yet downloaded the 2010’s Alan Wake yet, do it instant as it will be removed from the digital store.
Developer Remedy Entertainment tweeted lately the “wonderful exercise in video game storytelling” will go offshelf after May 15 following the expiry of music licenses.
A follow-up tweet added the game will be removed from Xbox 360 marketplace too.
FAQ section on the developer’s forums revealed they will be working on relicensing of the music, but don’t yet have a timeframe how long it will take.
From May 13 the Steam version is learned to be sold at a discount of 90 percent. Currently it is sold at $30 and from Saturday the price will be dropped to $3.
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare meanwhile will also be sold at discount price along with its DLCs, but the sequel will be continued to be sold at original price.
Music rights issues are time-based and so the continued availability of the related games has been impacted. The issues are a good headache for transferable songs.