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Alan Wake 2 to Feature Performance Mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Updated: October 2, 2023

Remedy Entertainment has recently confirmed that Alan Wake 2 will include a Performance Mode for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Unfortunately, this mode will not be available on the Xbox Series S.

Original Story: September 27, 2023

Since its announcement at The Game Awards 2021, Alan Wake 2 has continued to captivate audiences with its stunning visuals and hauntingly immersive world. Remedy Entertainment, the game’s developer, has been sharing concept art, trailers, and gameplay footage, building anticipation for its release.

In a recent update on Twitter, Remedy’s communications director, Thomas Puha, revealed that Alan Wake 2 will offer a Performance mode for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. However, it is important to note that the tweet specifically mentions Xbox Series X and does not mention the less powerful Xbox Series S. Whether the Performance mode will be available on Xbox Series S remains unclear at this time. Game Informer has reached out to Remedy for clarification and will update on any further developments.

Alan Wake 2 will also be available on PC, although players will have the flexibility to adjust their settings according to their preferences, as is typical for most PC games. Puha explained that the game was designed as a visually immersive experience at 30fps, but the team managed to incorporate a solid Performance mode. Puha mentioned that more information about this mode will be shared at a later date.

In response to Puha’s tweet, a user asked about the specifics of the Performance mode, questioning whether it would offer an unlocked 60fps or a consistent 60fps. Puha’s response indicated that the team is still fine-tuning this aspect.

Alan Wake 2 is set to launch on October 27 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, and fans can expect more details about the Performance mode in the near future.


Q: Will Alan Wake 2 have a Performance mode on Xbox Series S?
A: As of now, it is unclear whether the Performance mode will be available for Xbox Series S. Further confirmation from Remedy is awaited.

Q: What is the release date for Alan Wake 2?
A: Alan Wake 2 is scheduled for release on October 27.

Q: Will the Performance mode offer a consistent 60fps?
A: Remedy Entertainment is still tweaking the Performance mode, and more details will be shared at a later date.


With its upcoming release, Alan Wake 2 promises to deliver a visually stunning and atmospheric experience. The inclusion of a Performance mode on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X ensures that players can enjoy the game’s immersive world while optimizing performance on these platforms. Stay tuned for more updates on Alan Wake 2 as the launch date approaches.