Back to the strange universe.
“Now I am proud to confirm that the highest budget Control game, also known as Codename Heron, is Control 2, a true sequel to our award-winning Control game. ”
During press release intended primarily for investorsTero Virtala seems to be delighted. And for good reason, while Remedy has announced that Alan Wake 2 is finally in the cards, causing a big wave of enthusiasm from the public, now another flagship license from the Finnish studio is also announced upon its return. The difference is that it will take less time. Only three years. Because, as a reminder suggesting diving into the shoes of Jesse Faden, the new director of the Federal Bureau of Control, the title has done very well in TPS mode. Rhythmic, but above all, set in an incredible world, the latter made a very good impression on us in 2019:
‟To live in the Adventure of Control is, first of all, to enjoy a universe that cannot leave anyone indifferent, interspersed with paranormal mysteries and a story smoothly guided by a pen that never ceases to prove that it is a master in the world. Directed by: Remedy. Of course, not everything is so perfect… More linear than one might imagine, the title also pays off with its technical depravity, such as the explosion of consoles. Gunfights, no matter how aggressive they are, can also stand out a little against the background of the tenors of the genre … But for the time of memories, Control leaves very good, sweeping away these few unsightly folds. ”
But today it’s time for the present and, above all, for promises and announcements (for now questions remain in the background). Indeed, despite the fact that the development is official, Control 2 is the game that has attracted the largest investment from the publisher 505 Games. With 50 million at its disposal, the title will have a base envelope larger than the 30 million of the previous opus.
And it also allows Create big ambitions with Remedy and Mikael Kasurinen, Director of Franchising:
‟ Together with Control, we plunged into the unknown. We wanted to create something new. Something unusual and unexpected. A world like no other. Thank you viewers for making Control so successful. ”
“With Control 2, we are once again plunged into the unknown. It will be an unexpected trip. It will take some time, but honestly, this is the most exciting project I have ever worked on. We are only at the beginning of the journey, but the wait is worth it. ”
Promises in the background, so Control 2 is heading towards a PC release, PS5 and the Xbox Series X|S in what seems to us to be a rather distant future. First, to make room for Alan Wake 2, which was only confirmed last year, and above all, to allow time for development that seems to be just getting started. It seems like the Remedy Connected universe is running down the royal road.