Gaming enthusiasts have just about 30 days left to grab a digital copy of the Alan Wake video game from an official retailer. The reason for the rushed purchase is that the music licenses for the game are expiring very soon. Only just a month remains before the sale of it will be available no more. Sadly, it will disappear, perhaps forever from Xbox Live and Steam.

Developer canceled game due to licensing issue

Developer Remedy Entertainment tweeted the story on Twitter early Saturday morning announcing the cancellation of the well-liked game. In the announcement, the developer said the horror packed, action-adventure video game will be pulled out from both platforms on May 15, 2017, because of an issue with its music license that was issued by a third-party vendor.

However, the maker added it will try to license all its music at a later date, but they cannot say when or how soon in the future it will happen. The game made its debut in 2010 and has become one of the most popular games on Xbox Live and the Steam platform. Alan Wake game is equipped with several licensed songs for the seven-year period from its inception date. Most of all, players get to enjoy music by various artists like david bowie and Depeche Mode among others.

Game described as "mind of a psychological thriller."

Those who have not yet downloaded the game can act now and get a discount of 90 percent on the Steam version starting this Saturday, May 13. The huge discount of the game is very enticing; it will only cost just $3.00 instead of the regular price of $30.00.

However, the licensing issue will not affect the follow-up of the songs that the company will re-license at a later date.

For those who already owned Alan Wake's American Nightmare, they too will continue enjoying it. Also, these customers will not have to worry about getting penalized because of its removal and licensing expiry.

Reportedly, music rights are time-based, and this has been a major headache for many developers in the gaming industry.

However, this is not the only game that had a licensing issue, over a long period, the problem with a game licensing had heavily impacted several popular titles as well. Alan Wake was released on May 14, 2010, for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.

The Alan Wake's American Nightmare is dubbed a psychological horror film; it is strategically packed with action adventure thrillers. Tech giant Microsoft Studios is responsible for its publishing. Remedy, the developer of the game described it as "mind of a psychological thriller."