The Finnish studio has briefly announced where several of its games stand in their respective developments.
Remedy Entertainment has to repair its reputation after the Xbox-exclusive CrossfireX didn’t get off to a shiny start (its story mode is tied to the Finnish team). Alan Wake 2 is in full development, but the group recently announced that they wouldn’t be releasing any new details about the game this summer. But other than that, there’s their Control spin-off (codenamed Condor), a sequel to Control (Project Heron), a cooperative free-to-play game to be published by Tencent (codenamed Vanguard), and a remake of the first two Max Payne games.
Remedy has summarised where it stands in its financial report: “Codename Vanguard, a free-to-play cooperative game to be co-published with Tencent, has made good progress since the previous quarter. The project is in the proof-of-concept stage. We have continued to strengthen the team. Vanguard and our other projects have benefitted from our operations in Sweden.
Codename Condor, a spin-off game of Control, continues in the proof-of-concept stage. Codename Heron, a bigger Control game, is in the concept stage, and its prototyping continues. Additionally, together with the Northlight-technology team, the focus has been on developing the required technology and tools that will serve several Remedy games in the future.”
There has been no significant news from Remedy Entertainment about the Max Payne remakes, which is entirely understandable as development has only recently begun. Their plan seems to be finishing the projects they have been working on for a while, and we can expect more significant releases from the Finns between 2023 and 2025. The order might be Alan Wake 2 – Project Vanguard – Control spin-off – Control sequel – Max Payne remake pair…
Hopefully, CrossfireX was just a one-off excursion in quality, as it was unusual from Remedy. Though Vanguard for Tencent may also be a question mark… we’ll see how that turns out.