Control developer Remedy Entertainment is branching out into new territory. The Finnish studio announced that it is developing a four-player cooperative multiplayer spin-off of Control codenamed Condor for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC as well as a future entry in the series. No dates were given for either of them.
Remedy and publisher 505 Games revealed this deal together on the former’s website. Game Director Mikael Kasurinen spoke about the multiple stories the studio has left to tell in the universe while also addressing the concerns people might have of a single-player studio making a multiplayer game. He assured those that the team has a deep love for online multiplayer that stems back from the ’90s and Remedy is aiming to make something “engaging, yet familiar, something any of our fans can jump into and feel at home in.”
“We get that there is going to be skepticism about multiplayer,” he admitted. “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: What would a Remedy multiplayer game look like?”
The announcement also held a nugget saying that a “bigger-budget Control-game” is also in the works. However, that was all Remedy was willing to share before Kasurinen said that game development takes a long time and partnerships are crucial for a game’s wellbeing. He also set some expectations by telling players not to expect any announcements for either title anytime soon (aside from the concept art for the multiplayer game seen above). This makes some sense, as rumors point to the studio being busy with Alan Wake Remastered, an Alan Wake sequel, or both.