In an investor statement (thanks to Game Informer), Remedy Games expressed its intention to cooperate with Chinese publishing giant Tencent to create a free cooperative shooting game with global appeal.Dubbing pioneer, The game will be localized by Tencent for the “selected Asian market” Remedy’s IP, and Remedy will be released and distributed to other markets. This will be Remedy’s first game-as-a-service game.
Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy, explained the meaning of the partnership:
“Vanguard marks Remedy’s first entry into the game-as-a-service business model executed by our team of top free game experts. Building on Remedy’s strengths, we are building some new and exciting things for the cooperative multiplayer gaming space. Expand us The ability to assume publishing responsibilities is the next step in our company’s development. We are very happy to establish a long-term partnership with Tencent, and can confidently say that it is well suited to support Vanguard’s ambitious plan. Vanguard is a global opportunity and Tencent can Support Remedy internationally and lead operations in Asia and the mobile market.”
The remaining small amount of information we know is that the game is suitable for consoles and PCs, and there may be a mobile version developed by Tencent. The game will also use Unreal Engine. The full announcement can be found on Remedy’s investor website. This is not the first time we have heard of Vanguard, but the partnership with Tencent is new.
Remedy has been very busy recently. Alan Wake Remastered reminds people why the series is so popular and that Alan Wake 2 is in development. Crossfire X is almost complete. Through these games, Control and Vanguard, Remedy is now in a real renaissance.