Remedy Entertainment has announced that their "next growth phase" will result in "bigger and more engaging games" in the wake of its recent success. Its latest title, Control, has had its biggest month to date in November 2020, with the game now selling over 2 million copies. Digital sales accounted for 60% of Control's sales in 2019 and over 90% in 2020 as well.
This leads nicely into Remedy Entertainment and Epic Games' next project, which is fully funded by Epic, is coming to consoles and PC, has "significant marketing investment", and Remedy also controls the IP. Alan Wake 2, anybody? It was also announced today that the "next big Remedy game will take place in the [Remedy Connected Universe]", which seems to point to at least a decent chance of the game being Alan Wake 2.
Another game that's coming from Remedy is Vanguard, which is a service-based F2P multiplayer game, has Remedy's "world-building/narrative strengths", and is very early in development, but so far so good, as the "first tests were promising".
By 2025, Remedy Games intends on achieving the following objectives:
- Remedy wants to create several successful games and at least one major hit.
- Remedy wants to own at least three successful and growing game brands with long term potential.
- Remedy wants to select the right commercial model for each game it creates, which includes self-financing, self-publishing, and working with strong publishing partners (like Epic Games).
- Remedy wants to become the most attractive gaming industry employer in Europe.
- While doing everything mentioned above, Remedy also wants to run a profitable and growing business with "well-managed" risks.
Whew. Remedy isn't dreaming small, eh? Well, good luck to them, because achieving just one of those goals will be tricky, but achieving all of them at once will be very tough. We'll have to see how that goes.
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