Developer Remedy Entertainment earned critical praise for their work on Alan Wake and Control. Now it seems, they’re working on 5 more games that might very well earn similar praise, if not higher.
A Remedy for Boredom in the Works?
Eurogamer just reported on 5 game Remedy Entertainment (Alan Wake, Control) are working on based on a roadmap they laid out in their 2022 financial report. The list of games is quite extensive. Let’s begin with:
Alan Wake 2
As you might know from more recent news, Remedy Entertainment is working on Alan Wake 2. This sequel to the award-winning Alan Wake game is apparently in full swing development-wise, and is pretty much on track for release in 2023. A lot of work still remains, but they’re confident that they can have a complete game by that time. Their exact words are:
“Alan Wake 2 is in the full production stage. A lot of work remains, but the game is starting to take a more complete form in many areas. As communicated earlier, Alan Wake 2 will be released in 2023.”
Codename Vanguard is something new for Remedy Entertainment. Apparently, they’ve been working on it for quite some time alongside co-publisher Tencent. This game will be a “free-to-play cooperative game” that Eurogamer further describes as a “PVE shooter”. The game is apparently at the “proof-of-concept stage”, meaning that it’s not very far along in development at all. They don’t even have a release window for it yet. Still, this could be exciting for fans of that genre.
Codename Condor should be especially interesting to fans of Control. According to Eurogamer, this will apparently be a multiplayer spin-off of Control set in the Oldest House and featuring Bureau team members. However, Remedy Entertainment reveals that it’s also in the “proof-of-concept” stage, just like Codename Vanguard. We won’t see it for quite a while.
Codename Heron is an even more interesting game for Control fans than Codename Condor. According to Remedy Entertainment, Codename Heron is an even “bigger Control game” that’s also further along in development than Codename Condor. Apparently, it’s at the “concept stage and its prototyping continues”. In addition, Remedy is also working with the Northlight-technology team to produce this game, and the technology and tools for Codename Heron will “Serve a number of Remedy games in the future”.
Although details for Codename Heron are still vague, this heavily implies that it’s some sort of sequel to Control. Eurogamer reports that Codename Heron is separate from but intertwined with Alan Wake 2, so it’s just as possible that this could be a sequel to both Control and Alan Wake. Maybe even a crossover between both game series? Granted, this is all speculation barring any official announcement from Remedy Entertainment. Take it with a grain of salt.
Max Payne and Max Payne 2 Remakes
The last game (or rather, games) Remedy Entertainment is revealing is apparently a remake of Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. Apparently, Remedy are doing these remakes as part of a partnership with Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire), who also published the 2 games in the past. However, since they only just announced this partnership, development of these remakes hasn’t actually begun yet. We’ll just have to wait for more news from Remedy and Rockstar later.