In these recent hours, the Finnish development studio Remedy Entertainment confirmed the development of a Control multiplayer spin-off and plans for a sequel to the third-person shooter.
Control multiplayer spin-off “Condor” and sequel confirmed
After the development studio Remedy brought its award-winning third-person shooter Control to the PlayStation 5 in February 2021, the studio soon revealed that it was currently working on five new projects. One of them has now been officially announced in a press release, namely a multiplayer spin-off.
In the said announcement, the studio revealed an agreement with 505 Games, from which several joint projects should emerge. Codename Condor was announced as a new co-operative multiplayer shooter for four players. The title will be a pure PvE (Player vs. Environment) game that will be developed and published jointly by both companies.
Codename Condor is a spin-off to Control and is therefore likely to play in the same universe. The new game is to be based on Remedy’s in-house Northlight engine and its tools will be released for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. A precise release date is still unknown.
“We are excited to continue and further expand our collaboration with Remedy. With over 2 million copies sold and revenue exceeding EUR 70 million, Control is an extremely successful game,” said Rami and Raffi Galante, co-CEOs of Digital Bros Group. “As a multiplayer game, Condor has the potential to engage the gaming community in the long run, contributing to 505 Games’ product revenue stream longer than traditional games.” The shooter’s development budget is 25 million US dollars.
In addition, Remedy and 505 Games intend to expand the Control franchise in the future. In this regard, both parties confirm a sequel that is to be given a “bigger-budget” than its predecessor. “This new agreement supports Remedy’s aims to expand our games into long-term franchises,” said Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy Entertainment.