Alan Wake 2 is finally out, but in a recent financial report, developers Remedy Entertainment has offered some updates on next steps.
After a long thirteen years, the sequel to Remedy’s 2010 thriller Alan Wake has finally arrived, but the developer has a lot more in store. For one thing, there’s the Control sequel and multiplayer spin-off announced for 2021, and last year it was revealed that Remedy was working on remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2. Now Remedy has given us some brief updates about its upcoming projects in a recent financial report.
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According to the report, “Control 2 remains in the proof of concept phase. The plans for this sequel are ambitious and we’ve seen good progress in both designs and game development. We will continue in this phase for the next few quarters. It sounds like the multiplayer game, currently titled Condor, is a little further along, as the report notes that it has “advanced from the proof-of-concept phase to production-ready.” We have gained valuable insight into service-based game development and are now better positioned to create a game that players can enjoy for years to come.”
Even though the Max Payne 1 and 2 remakes were only announced after Control 2, it sounds like they should also be released before the sequel as they are also “in the production stage” of the game, and we have an exceptionally well-organized team working on it. Given these achievements, we are excited about the project and its future success.”
Remedy also has another multiplayer project in the works, Codename Vanguard, for which the company is apparently “defining the next phases” with the studio’s publishing partner. The goal is apparently to have a proof of concept phase ready by the end of the year. Not much is known about Vanguard yet, although it is believed to be a live service game and it sounds like it could be free-to-play.
Essentially, it sounds like we’ll have to wait a while longer for anything Remedy cooks up, especially Control 2. Luckily, we won’t have to wait for more Remedy goodness, though, as the developer has plans for two rounds of Alan Wake 2 DLC in 2024.