Alan Wake featured a memorable protagonist, interesting combat, and an oppressive atmosphere. It also featured licensed music, including David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Harry Nilsson's "Coconut," and Roy Orbison's "In Dreams." As it turns out, those songs have created the biggest existential threat to Alan Wake, or at least to the game. According to Remedy, those licenses have expired, and the game will no longer be available starting May 15. If you haven't yet played Alan Wake, there's a bright side to your tardiness, however.

Starting tomorrow, May 13, at 10 a.m. Pacific, everything Alan Wake – including the game, all of its DLC, and Alan Wake's American Nightmare – is getting a 90-percent discount on Steam. If you don't purchase Alan Wake before May 15, you're out of luck; it'll remain in your download library if you bought it, but new purchases are a no-go. Alan Wake's American Nightmare isn't affected by the issue, so you will be able to get that after the May 15 deadline, however.

[Source: Remedy]