Remedy boss Sam Lake confirms that the “Remedy Connected Universe” is on its way. A new game is in the works that will solidify the metaverse of Remedy titles.
Yesterday, Remedy presented the Alan Wake expansion for Control called Control: AWE. In today’s blog, Sam Lake mentioned the idea of a “Remedy Connected Universe.” Remedy’s Creative Director confirmed a new game is on the way that makes it a reality.
Remedy planned a shared universe more than a decade ago
Remedy Entertainment is busy over the past few weeks showing off their work. Recently, the company is bringing back its first horror character, Alan Wake. The famed author will come back in a DLC for their game Control.
Now, they confirm they have another title on the way. Lake hints a connection between their titles, asking, “What if… it’s all connected?”
“What if there’s actually been a plan in place for over a decade on how some of our games are connected,” says the followup on the Playstation blog. “A Remedy Connected Universe, if you will – and payoff for certain things is… down the line?”
Lake further clarified the “what if” questions with an official update on Remedy’s blog. He talks about the vision Remedy had since their first few games.
“For over 10 years, we’ve had a crazy dream,” says the blog. “The idea that the tales told in some of our games would be connected to each other, a connected world of stories and events with shared characters and lore. Each game is a stand-alone experience, but each game is also a doorway into a larger universe with exciting opportunities for crossover events.”
Remedy’s titles lend themselves to a shared connection
The idea of a Remedy Connected Universe is not too weird. So far, the titles under Remedy lend themselves to the idea of alternate universes. Each has its take on the concept and offers something that expands the metaverse.
So far, the titles under the studio include Control, Quantum Break, and Alan Wake. While Max Payne is originally theirs, the rights to the IP are already with Take-Two. CrossfireX is also a likely candidate, but it’s not a first-party IP for them.
Remedy already has Control and Alan Wake connected through the DLC. The upcoming expansion will have FCB agents encountering Alan Wake at some point. Quantum Break will complete the “circuit,” as it follows time stopping metahuman Jack Joyce.
Whatever Remedy has in store, a Remedy Connected Universe sounds like an excellent idea. With the might of Epic Games at their disposal, they should be on solid ground.
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