Remedy, the developer behind Control, Alan Wake, and the first two Max Payne games, now has no fewer than four game projects in various stages of development. We’ve already heard some details on three of them, but now the studio has revealed that an “as-yet-unannounced game project” is in the works.
This unannounced game is entering pre-production, as CEO Tero Virtala tells investors in a financial statement. The game will use the Northlight engine – the same Remedy tech which powered Quantum Break and Control. The studio calls Northlight a “storytelling engine” on its official site, and the tech’s past usage certainly suggests it’s made for cinematic games – though by no means is this a confirmation of a fully single-player game.
Remedy’s other standalone project is Vanguard, a foray into multiplayer games which “combines long-term service-based multiplayer experiences with some of Remedy’s unique game features,” and does not use Northlight. Vanguard has been discussed publicly for nearly two years, but it seems this project is also just now entering pre-production.
The studio’s other two major game projects are the single-player mode for Crossfire, and DLC for Control.
Virtala acknowledges that Control’s lack of marketing “may have impacted early launch-period game sales,” but says “post-launch sales have settled on a good level,” and that there are “opportunities to bring the game to new platforms.”