Remedy Entertainment has announced that they are working through the process of porting their engine, Northlight, to PlayStation consoles. This is a big move for Remedy as they also announce their 20% rise in revenue during last fiscal year. Since 2003 Remedy Entertainment has been releasing titles for Microsoft consoles alone.
Remedy revealed that for the €16.4 million that they earned for last fiscal year €3.9 million of that was a profit. When questioned as to where this growth came from Remedy chalked up a lot of this success to the release of their latest title Quantum Break back in April of 2016. Before this other large titles in their portfolio include all of the titles in the Alan Wake series, the first two titles in the Max Payne series, and Death Rally.
At the moment Remedy is working on two titles: A story mode for Crossfire 2, and an unannounced project that is simply called P7 at this time. Thomas Puha, Remedy’s head of communication, gave the following statement on the companies expansion
The company’s strategy is to release the game on a wider range of platforms, which is why Remedy is developing its Northlight technology also for PlayStation 4 consoles
With the announcement of their engine coming to PlayStation 4 they also announced the addition of two new board members: Henri Österlund, the founder of Accendo Capital, and Jussi Laakkonen, the CEO of Unity Technologies Finland. Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy since August 2016 had the following to say on the new additions to the board.
Over 20 years on the top of the global gaming industry is a great milestone achieved only by few other independent game companies, our new board members bring solid experience from both gaming and financial industries and help us in executing Remedy’s growth strategy and to succeed also in the future.
What do you think of Remedy beginning to work on PlayStation 4 titles? Would you like to see any of their previously published games release for Sony consoles?