MCV can reveal that 360 action title Alan Wake will be released globally in May 2010.
A source close to the game told us that the Microsoft-published adventure – developed by Finnish studio Remedy – will be promoted “in the style of a Hollywood movie”.
MCV understands that Microsoft is aiming for a global release late in the month.
The long-awaited title has been in development for five years, and got its most comprehensive showing at E3 this year.
The psychological action thriller stars a writer whose wife has gone missing.
A spring date had previouly been confirmed by Microsoft.
Microsoft told MCV that it wouldn't comment on "rumour and speculation".