Remedy announces a new entry in the Control franchise, although this will see a team of four players tackle challenges together.
Control was one of the surprise hits of 2019, with developer Remedy releasing the weird and supernatural game to critical acclaim. While that game was single-player, focusing on the protagonist Jesse as he explores the Federal Bureau of Control, Remedy has announced a new entry in the series that will see multiple players tackle their challenges together, shaking up the formula found in the game. first game.
On the Remedy website, game director Mikael Kasurinen explained the team’s decision to pursue a multiplayer control game, which has been codenamed Condor in the meantime. Kasurinen claimed that Control is a world rather than just the story of an individual, and there are many opportunities to tell interesting stories in the context of that world. Condor will be an “expression of that,” according to the blog post.
Kasurinen cites the original Doom, specifically E1M1, as an example of how a game can change when played with friends, and says it was a “blast” to do so. While Kasurinen has spent his career developing single-player games, he says that Remedy’s developers are big fans of multiplayer titles too, and multiplayer is capable of enhancing the experience. He continues to acknowledge that some will be skeptical of a switch to multiplayer, but the team believes it can deliver a good experience without compromising “the unique DNA” that makes up Remedy.
There are a few other details about the game shared on the Remedy blog post, although there is a single piece of concept art that can give fans a better idea of what to expect. Four people sit on a bench with a body bag at their feet, with each of the four people in different levels of armor. This paints a picture of some kind of co-op shooter, possibly class-based, in some kind of PvE environment. Of course, there is a good chance that the concept art also hides other smaller details, which can reveal more information later on.
Unfortunately, Control fans shouldn’t expect any news about the project for a while, according to Kasurinen. The project is apparently still in an early stage of development, and the team just closed a co-publishing deal with 505 Games. However, Kasurinen claimed that there are other Remedy projects in the works as well, including another Control project called Project Vanguard, so there should be new experiences for fans of the developer to enjoy in no time.
A multiplayer control game is in development.