Developer Remedy and publisher 505 Games have today announced plans to make a multiplayer title set in the Control universe. With the codename of Condor, it will be a PvE experience based around four players. Details are, admittedly, scarce – although the Finnish firm did share a piece of concept art outlining what it expects the release to be like:
“We get that there is going to be scepticism about multiplayer,” said series director Mikael Kasurinen. “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?” A fascinating question.
Of course, there’s much more in the pipeline for the Control franchise. “We have more,” Kasurinen teased, before confirming that his team are in the preliminary stages of expanding “the Control franchise with a bigger-budget Control game”. The developer wouldn’t be drawn on more details, but described it as “ambitious” and said he’s “extremely excited” for the future of the franchise.
“Building games takes years,” he continued. “Establishing the right partnerships is crucial in order to form the right foundation, both financially, creatively, and from a technological standpoint. Rest assured, we want to build on the very foundation of Control and the success it had, thanks to you.”
Lots of big news in the Finnish games industry today! Earlier on, you may have heard that a certain Helsinki studio was added to the PlayStation Studios roster.