Microsoft is set to host the Xbox Partner Preview stream on Wednesday (25.10.23).

Those who tune in at at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM UK can expect the launch trailer for 'Alan Wake 2' plus the first taste of the gameplay for 'Ark: Survival Ascended'.

Microsoft teased: “This new show format will deliver a fresh mix of indie games and familiar favorites from our third-party partners... with more than 20 minutes of trailers and new gameplay footage."

The streaming showcase news comes after it was revealed that 'Alan Wake 2' is set to receive a "pretty significant" free post-launch DLC.

After it was revealed that there will be two paid expansions called 'Night Springs' and 'Lake House', Sam Lake, the director of Remedy Entertainment’s upcoming survival horror sequel, promised fans can expect some free content as well.

Speaking at the EGX conference in London, he said: “We do have free DLC drops coming, and they are pretty significant.

“I’m expecting us to be going more into detail pretty soon after the game is out. But all of that will be free for everyone who gets the game.”

The delayed sequel is due for release on Friday (27.10.23) for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

It is more than 10 years since the original game came out for PC and Xbox 360, and Remedy shared the sequel is its “most ambitious, complex, and important” game yet.

Actor Ilkka Villi, 48, who plays the returning titular character, told EDGE magazine: “There have been five concepts of Alan Wake 2’.”

Saga Anderson is the second playable protagonist in the game, who stumbles upon the pages of a horror story about herself that suddenly starts to seep into reality.

The game then sees two “separate dark and disturbing paths” intertwine while Alan and Saga try to escape the evil forces.

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