Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games have signed up on a deal that will bring a multiplayer co-op experience to gamers. It will revolve around the world of Control under a project named “Condor”.
Word about the partnership officially came via Remedy’s blog where Game Director Mikael Kasurinen spoke about the future of the franchise. But not after initially breezing through the company’s history as a game development studio. Confirming the news, Kasurinen gave a bit of detail at what Condor is about. He describes it as a “spin-off set to expand the world we kicked off with Control”.
That same notion came off as truth in a press release which adds some more information regarding the deal. With investors as part of its target audience, it mentions Condor’s initial budget of EUR 25 million. No small amount and can be expected for a triple-A title that it has come to be established. The budget of which will be split between the developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games during development. Likewise, any profit that will come off from the business partnership will be divided equally between the two companies.
As for the will-be developing title itself, the game is likely going to be built in the same foundation that made Control amazing. Particularly, using the solid Northlight engine, which the team at Remedy themselves had created. Gameplay-wise, it will involve players of up to 4 against enemies, possibility with similarity to titles like Redfall and Back 4 Blood. Considering the title’s theme, there is bound to be some paranormal twists to the gameplay that it will showcase.
It is not just the aforementioned spin-off title that’s in the future of the franchise, however. Part of the roadmap towards Control’s expansion also is a bigger-budget sequel. However, no other data is given on the subject, potentially suggesting of the initiative requiring further substantial thinking and planning.
Speaking on the matter himself is Remedy Entertainment’s CEO, Tero Virtala who gave his thoughts:
“We have successfully collaborated with 505 Games for over four years and have both become stronger in our respective fields. We are happy to extend and deepen our partnership. This new agreement supports Remedy’s aims to expand our games into long-term franchises, create benchmark-setting games, strengthen our commercial capabilities and collaborate with great partners with whom we can succeed together”.
Knowing the franchise’s caliber, there’s no telling at this point at how long the project will take before bringing something out of it. But if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that there’s really something exciting to look for ahead involving Condor.
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