Alan Wake DLC To Contain A Facial Animation Fix

Alan Wake still hasn’t arrived on our shores yet, and while it’s receiving generally fantastic reviews, Remedy has already announced that their game will receive a facial animation fix with the first DLC package that will be released for the game.

It sounds like the DLC will be both DLC and patch, as Remedy’s Markus Maki wrote on the Alan Wake official forum:

“While I think it’ll always be possible to get ‘fugly’ single frames out of any game, we definitely learned a lot doing Alan Wake, and will try to improve the way we do things to get best possible looking facials.

“In fact, we’re using some of the improvements in the DLC production already.

“It’s not alone a matter of the method how or where the facial capture is done, it’s about the run-time animation techniques available, skeleton setup and so on. It’s a complex problem trying to dodge the Uncanny Valley.”

Alan Wake arrives in North America on May 18.