Last night during Sony’s State of Play, Remedy Entertainment confirmed that Control’s second expansion AWE would be released on August 27th. AWE stands for altered world events and the trailer confirmed that this expansion would include Alan Wake, bringing the two franchises together. Last night, Remedy also teased a Remedy Connected Universe implying all of its games are connected and that there will is some kind of plan to continue this going forward. Remedy has also confirmed that the first gameplay premiere for Control’s AWE expansion will be taking place on Thursday 13th August, two weeks before the expansion’s release.
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) August 6, 2020
The description for Control’s AWE expansion reads:
“As Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, Jesse Faden must enter the Investigations Sector and confront the creature lurking within this long-abandoned part of the Bureau. This threat has haunted the sector for years, waiting on the other side of the sealed Firebreak. In order to reclaim the Investigations Sector from its clutches, Jesse will need to explore the numerous Altered World Events investigated here, including one from the town of Bright Falls.”
Bright Falls is where the events of Alan Wake took place, so it will be interesting to see how it all ties together. Control features lots of evidence that The Bureau had some presence in Bright Falls, and that it was aware of the events that occurred in Alan Wake’s story. In our review for Control, I wrote: