Control Dev Announces Two New Games, Including Multiplayer Spin-Off
After concluding all the post-launch expansions for 2019 title Control, developer Remedy Entertainment now looks set on expanding the title’s profile in a big way. As revealed in a recent press release, two new games have been announced to be in the works — a multiplayer spin-off and a “bigger-budget” follow-up — with each taking place in the same supernatural setting of Control and Alan Wake, a.k.a. the Remedy Connected Universe.
While both are cited as being “a long time” away, the multiplayer title ‘Project Condor’ is described as a “4-player cooperative PvE” in the works for PC and next-gen consoles. While little else was confirmed about either project, Condor was said to utilize Remedy’s proprietary Northlight engine, with 505 Games planning to co-publish the game whenever it lands a release. The first piece of concept art was shown off in an accompanying blog post, which series director Mikael Kasurinen says “tells pretty well what Condor is about.”
The announcement of two new Control games joins a growing list of projects confirmed to be underway at Remedy Entertainment. In addition to the eagerly awaited FPS CrossfireX, a live-service multiplayer title called Vanguard has also been in the works alongside a pair of undisclosed Epic Games projects that may-or-may-not be related to Alan Wake. Commenting on Remedy’s updated schedule, Kasurinen addressed the potential “skepticism” an extended multiplayer focus may inspire from fans of the traditionally single-player studio.
“We get that there is going to be skepticism about multiplayer,” said the Control director. “But I believe we can create shared experiences without compromising the unique DNA of who we are, or the stories we want to tell. Yes, we need to re-think our angles, our techniques, our mindset, but we see it as an exciting challenge: What would a Remedy multiplayer game look like? The Vanguard team has done awesome progress on that front already, and the possibilities there are extremely exciting.”
“Both games will be different examples of how you can collectively experience our worlds.”
Control is out now for PC, Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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