On Alan Wake 2 PC

A post to a thread called "Can we get a straight answer about the PC version?" on the Alan Wake Community Forums has a response to concerns on that topic from Remedy Entertainment's Markus Maki. The vagueness of his response is not very reassuring for PC gamers concerned they won't get to play Remedy's upcoming psychological thriller (which Remedy says is the first season of a bigger story), on their chosen platform:
Hey all,

I'm a PC gamer at heart (have a Core i7, Radeon 4890, 5.1 audio setup at home) so I do appreciate your concerns.

Unfortunately all I can say at this point is that we're focusing all our efforts on the 360 version and will be making comments in regards to the PC at a later in time.
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For all we know that is happening. "We're focusing on" just means the bulk of the work is there. A small team may still be doing PC work.

Possibly. If that is indeed the case, there's no reason why the game shouldn't have a consecutive 360/PC release. With Microsoft publishing, I'll be amazed if that actually happens though.

No one wants to sink more money into this than they have to before getting returns.

All the more reason for a consecutive release. But Microsoft hasn't mentioned a PC release at all and now the devs are saying that 360 is the only focus at the moment.

What does Microsoft have to do with L4D2? Why would they make any mention of this? When did Microsoft EVER make mention of Windows games they didn't have a part in?

At E3, MS constantly referred to Splinter Cell: Conviction and L4D2 as 360 exclusives, even though they are coming out for the PC.

The majority of complainers here go up in arms without trying to understand what's going on.

Except everybody DOES understand what's going on. We know it's all about business and maximizing profit. Just because we understand that doesn't mean we have to approve or even tolerate it. Here's an analogy: You and I are applying for the same job and we have an interview on the same day. Fearing the competition, I pay a hobo $100 to slash your tires, causing you to miss your interview. Now my chances of getting the job are much higher. From a business standpoint, my actions are completely justified. It's simply good business. I profit and the hobo profits. You lose a job opportunity but hey, that's just the way things are. Now imagine if I do this several times. This is what Microsoft is doing. Screwing over the PC to promote the Xbox. Good business but as a PC gamer, I sure as hell don't appreciate it and I don't have to accept it.

Money is more important than ever because it's now the only way to raise capital.

I highly, highly doubt neither Microsoft nor Remedy would go bankrupt if they released the PC version at the same time as the 360 version. This has nothing to do with survival, it has to do with MS trying to eliminate competition in any form.

So that's 3.5 million copies on those platforms, or half of total sales. That's using conservative estimates and it's ignoring the Gameboy versions that sold decently.

Where are you finding these sales figure? I found the 7 million total figure and I found that MP1 sold about 4-5 million and MP2 sold about 1-2 million. I haven't found any sales per platform. And again, the Game Boy version wasn't made by Remedy so I doubt they made any profit from it.
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