Control sequel and multiplayer spin-off in the works at Remedy
Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games have announced a new game set in the Control universe is in the works along with a sequel to the popular game.
The Control spin-off, codenamed Condor, is a multiplayer game set in the game’s same world.
Remedy said that while it has almost solely focused on single-player experiences, the developers are also fans of multiplayer games and that playing with others can make games “shine as brightly as any single-player experience.”
“Control is first and foremost a world, a place for multitudes of stories, events, and characters, said Remedy’s Mikael Kasurinen, game director. “A place where unexpected, strange, and extraordinary things occur. We kicked it off with Jesse’s entry into the Oldest House, but there is more to this world. Oh, so much more.
“And Project Condor will be an expression of that.
“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.”
Kasurinen goes on to say the team has “done awesome progress on that front already,” and the possibilities “are extremely exciting.”
That said, a sequel to Control is also in the works with a “bigger budget.” While Kasurinen could not go into any more detail than that, the team is excited for the future of the franchise.
“It is going to be a long time before we show off these projects,” he said. “I’m going back to the lab for a while, but don’t worry, there are other Remedy experiences coming from our studio that I know you will love.”