Developer Remedy Entertainment has always had a huge fan base, especially thanks to titles like Max Payne, Alan Wake and the most recent Control . Now, the studio has (partially) raised the curtain on its upcoming titles currently in the works.
The CEO of the company, Tero Virtala, spoke to the editors of GamesIndustry.biz (via GameSpot ) about how Control was not a “great success” for the studio, despite the game having sold over two million copies since launch.
However, the title allowed Remedy to bring home its best financial year to date (in 2020), even without the release of real new titles. In the interview, Virtala briefly outlined “the track” on which the games currently in development will be based.
CrossfireX will be an Xbox exclusive first person shooter set to launch this year. Next we find Vanguard , a free-to-play cooperative online multiplayer experience. What we don’t know are the other three titles: a new game developed by the Control team and two unannounced projects coming to console and PC and developed by another team.
GamesIndustry.biz pointed out that one of them will be Remedy Entertainment’s “next big title”. Meanwhile, the other two unannounced projects are funded by Epic Games, a company that is releasing other developer titles like Gen Design and Playdead.
Also, these two unannounced projects – a “triple AAA experience” and another “smaller game” are set in a shared universe. It’s unclear if this will actually be linked to Alan Wake and Control, but the chances of it are really high.
“The project we are building with Epic is set in a world where we want players to spend a lot of time” , concluded Virtala. “There are more opportunities to explore an entire world than a single game by doing this” . Rather cryptic words, which only increase our curiosity.
In March 2020, Sam Lake – author of Control – had confirmed that he was planning a new Remedy title with the help of Epic Games.
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