Remedy has some good news for Control fans. The Finnish developer has revealed that it's working on a multiplayer Control spinoff, as well as a sequel that will expand the scope of the original and will have a bigger budget to match.
What do we know about these newly-announced Control projects?
This news comes to us from a Remedy investor recap for the first half of 2021. There, Remedy revealed that in the period between April and June this year, the studio signed a deal with publisher 505 Games for "a multiplayer spin-off game" set in the same world as Control. It's codenamed Condor, but we don't know too much about it other than that. It is likely Remedy will reveal more details about it as development moves along. After all, the deal hasn't been in place for too long, so there's plenty of time for Remedy to work on the game before they're ready to reveal it.
In addition to the multiplayer spinoff, the Remedy investment summary also reveals that a "future, bigger-budget Control game" is on the way. Once again, 505 Games will be handling publishing duties, and once again, details are pretty sketchy at the moment. There's plenty in the Control universe that could be expanded or explained further, though, so it's easy to see how a bigger-budget sequel might dive into the finer details. The fact that Remedy has more money to play with this time around is enticing, though; expect to see the project expanded in terms of size as a result. Remedy says it's in the "early conception stage" for this one, so it might be a while before we hear more about it.
What else did we learn from the Remedy investment summary?
Remedy describes its financial position moving into the next quarter as "strong". In the first half of 2021, Remedy's revenue was up 3.3%, thanks in part to the release of Control Ultimate Edition on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S earlier this year. In addition to the aforementioned Control projects, Remedy is also gearing up to launch Crossfire HD's narrative campaign mode, as well as CrossfireX, an Xbox-exclusive shooter for which Remedy created the single-player mode.
Perhaps more tantalizingly, Remedy says there's a triple-A project in the works in conjunction with Epic Games Store, with a second smaller-scale title also in production. The free-to-play game currently codenamed Vanguard is also still "progressing at a good pace", with internal and external gameplay tests on the way. It's worth reading the full investment recap if you want to get into some nerdy statistics, but just know that if you're a Remedy fan, your future looks as bright as the studio's does.
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