Every Game in Development at Remedy Entertainment

Highlights

  • Remedy Entertainment’s success has fluctuated over the years, but the release of Control and Alan Wake 2 has put the studio back in the spotlight.
  • Control 2 is currently in the proof-of-concept stage of development, meaning fans will have to wait a while for concrete details.
  • Remedy Entertainment is also working on remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2, as well as two multiplayer projects, including a co-op spinoff of Control.



Remedy Entertainment has been around for quite some time, with its first title, Death Rally, released back in 1996. But while Remedy found quick success in the early 2000s thanks to the original two Max Payne games, its lengthy hiatus following Max Payne 2 caused the studio to go from a well-known name in the industry to one only mentioned in a few cult circles, and the release of the middling Alan Wake in 2010 didn’t help matters.

But Remedy Entertainment managed to turn heads once again in 2019 with the release of the excellent Control, and now Remedy’s name has returned to the forefront of headlines, with Alan Wake 2‘s release last year firmly cementing its comeback position. This time, Remedy Entertainment isn’t going to let the world forget about it. Along with two Alan Wake 2 DLCs currently set for a 2024 release, Remedy has a total of four new games in development right now, all of which hold promise.


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Every Game In Active Development at Remedy Entertainment

Control 2

Originally referred to as Codename Heron, Remedy Entertainment announced back in November 2022 that it’s officially working on a sequel to 2019’s Control. Right now, there are very few official details on the status of Control 2‘s development, or what the sequel will contain in terms of content or story.

The only real piece of official news is that as of October 2023, Control 2 is still in the proof-of-concept stage of development, where designs, story details, and gameplay features are all mapped out and tested. According to Tero Virtala, the CEO of Remedy, Control 2 will stay in this stage of development for “the next few quarters,” meaning that it could be a while until fans see anything concrete from Control 2.


Max Payne 1 and 2 Remakes

A partnership with Rockstar, Remedy Entertainment is currently developing Max Payne and Max Payne 2 remakes. A nice full-circle moment for the developer, Remedy’s Max Payne remakes also received an update back in October 2023, where it was confirmed that they were moving into the “production readiness stage.” This essentially means that all proof-of-concept and pre-production on the remakes have finished, and now the games are ready to enter full production, which could still take quite a long time as this is often the lengthiest part of video game development.

Projects Condor and Kestrel

Remedy Entertainment’s last two projects are both set to be multiplayer titles, which seems to be causing the developer some slight issues. Currently codenamed Condor, this project is said to be a co-op spinoff of Control, allowing up to four players to join together to presumably take down a range of paranatural threats for the Federal Bureau of Control. According to its October 2023 update, Condor is progressing well in development, having wrapped up its proof-of-concept stage and entered full production.


However, it hasn’t been quite as smooth for Kestrel. Originally codenamed Vanguard, this Remedy multiplayer game was set to be a free-to-play live-service title published by Tencent, but in November 2023, Remedy announced that Vanguard was shifting its scope and direction, going from a free-to-play live-service title to a “premium game with a strong, co-operative multiplayer component.” According to Remedy, this decision was made based on the rapidly changing live-service market and its associated risks, which is probably a smart choice in the long run after the dismal reception of recent games like Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

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Control

Part of the Alan Wake universe, Control has players stepping into a mysterious building where things are not exactly as they seem from the outside. Within its walls they will enter an action-packed fight for survival, while simultaneously solving puzzles and battling bosses with some mysterious powers.

Released
August 27, 2019

ESRB
M for Mature: Blood, Strong Language, Violence

How Long To Beat
12 Hours

PS Plus Availability
Extra & Premium

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