Gamers looking for new titles to showcase the power of next-gen consoles have reason to get excited for the future. Remedy Entertainment, known for impressive visuals, has announced a new Control Multiplayer spinoff game.
This news comes after Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games recently signed a co-publishing and development agreement. According to the report, “the development and marketing investments will be equally split between 505 Games and Remedy Entertainment as well as the future net revenues generated by the game.” This is exciting news for gamers. Beyond working with Remedy to publish Control, 505 Games has experience publishing other popular modern titles such as Death Stranding for PC and Ghostrunner.
Even though few details about the game exist, the developers have revealed that it will feature 4-player cooperative PvE (player vs environment) gameplay. Furthermore, the project is codenamed Condor. It will be interesting to see what type of story this game plans to tell, since the previous game had a strong narrative focus.
According to the report, the game is being developed on Remedy’s Northlight engine. This hopefully means that more ray-traced goodness can be expected in this spinoff. The game is planned to release on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.
In addition to this new cooperative PvE experience, the deal between these companies includes plans to continue the Control franchise beyond the upcoming multiplayer title. This other new project is expected to have a larger budget compared to the previous game. No other details were provided.
A contributing factor behind the creation of these new titles in the franchise likely comes from the success of Remedy’s 2019 game, Control. A third-person shooter set in the paranormal setting of the Oldest House, the game gave players on high-end PCs an opportunity to utilize ray-tracing and DLSS 2.0. Recently, more people have had the chance to try the game out due to it being free on the Epic Games Store a few weeks ago.
It will be interesting to see what directions the developers take the franchise now. What do you think a Control Multiplayer spinoff would look like? Let me know in the comments below.