Remedy Entertainment has gone on the defensive over the next Alan Wake title, which has been announced as an Xbox Live Arcade title, as opposed to a full retail release.
Remedy's community manager Peter Papadopoulos stated on the game's official forum that the Alan Wake's Night Springs will be "structured like a full release" and that he felt gamers were "assuming a lot by the platform it is on."
We've been told to expect a full announcement about the game during the 2011 VGAs hosted by Spike TV. They're taking place on the 10th of December, 2011.
Source: Official Forums