Remedy Entertainment has announced plans for two new games set in the Control universe, doing so in a co-publishing partnership with 505 Games. The first game that will see the light of day is Project Condor, a multiplayer spin-off, while the other will be a “big-budget Control game”, which sounds like it will be a full on sequel.
While multiplayer is not what Remedy Entertainment is known for, Project Condor will be an exploration of the team’s love for multiplayer games. Concept art for the game that Game Director Mikael Kasurinen says “explains pretty well what Condor is about,” ties in with the description of a 4-player cooperative PvE game. It looks like there will be different roles and characters, possibly heading out on missions for the Federal Bureau of Control to take on supernatural weirdness.
We get that there is going to be skepticism about multiplayer. 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.
We are approaching this with a mix of excitement and respect. We want to create something that is engaging, yet familiar, something any of our fans can jump into and feel at home in. Together.
He also noted that “Control is more than one location, character, or story.” This is true even of the first Control game, which tied back into the supernatural world of Alan Wake through AWE, its second DLC expansion. Remedy also has a second Control game in development that will likely follow in the footsteps of Alan Wake and Control as single player experiences.
This title seems to be quite a way off, however, as Kasurinen hazarded that “Building games takes years,” and with the description of the newly penned partnership suggesting that this Control universe sequel has only been agreed to in high-level terms.
Remedy Entertainment is spinning an awful lot of plates as a game development studio. They have multiple teams working on different projects, including today’s announcements of Project Condor and a Control sequel. There’s also the single player campaign for CrossfireX that is an Xbox launch exclusive, and new rumours that an Alan Wake Remaster and possible sequel to that game is in the works, as revealed by errant folder name strings on the Epic Games Store.