Remedy signs co-publishing agreement with 505 Games to bring new games to the Control universe. (And no, we’re not talking about an Alan Wake sequel.)
Remedy Entertainment is busy at the moment. In addition to CrossfireX – and that rumoured Alan Wake sequel – the developer and publisher has announced it is again partnering with publisher 505 Games to bring two more games to the Control universe.
(The Control universe is, of course, simultaneously the Alan Wake universe, as confirmed by Control’s AWE DLC. Remedy is fast building the best “shared cinematic universe” in gaming. But we’re not talking about that Alan Wake sequel here; we’re talking about more Control games, specifically.)
Two Control games. One of which, per the announcement from Remedy and codenamed Condor, is going to be multiplayer.
We know very little about Condor thus far, aside from this one piece of concept art, published in a separate update on Remedy’s blog:
Which, according to the blog post from Control franchise game director Mikael Kasurinen, “we feel tells pretty well what Condor is about.”
That doesn’t tell us much, but it’s fun to speculate! When you zoom in on the paperwork and files, for instance, they’re pretty blurred out. No doubt internet sleuths will be trying to figure out what they say. (“Have their cake and eat it,” maybe?)
And there are possible clues and jokes and inside-references in things like the number (“NOW PROCESSING 183”) and the clock poster on the wall (with a hint of The Umbrella Academy/Loki about it).
But what’s more obvious is front-and-centre in the image.
We’re clearly looking at some employees (or maybe freelance contractors?) of the Federal Bureau of Control, who have bagged something or someone (an entity from the SCP foundation, perhaps?), and are waiting in line to turn that something or someone over to the bureaucrats behind the desks.
So we’re definitely looking at four-player co-op in a PvE format. We’re probably looking at some sort of bounty hunting missions for the Bureau. And those four players look to be fairly heavily customised characters. We’re envisioning something between Monster Hunter World and Ubisoft Massive’s The Division games – just set in the brilliant Control universe.
And the other Control game? Per the corporate announcement:
“In addition, 505 Games and Remedy Entertainment have outlined high-level collaboration terms to further expand the Control franchise with a bigger-budget Control-game, to be agreed in more detail in the future.”
So that’s a multiplayer spin-off and a proper sequel to Control? Yes, please.