Remedy Provides Updates on Alan Wake 2, Its Control Spin-off, and More


Alan Wake and Control developer Remedy has five games in development, and the studio shared minor updates on each one through a recent business release.

Remedy CEO Tero Virtala said Alan Wake 2 is in the "full production stage", and that it's still on track to release in 2023. Virtala said the "game is coming together on all fronts", but there is a lot of work left to do. We haven't heard about Alan Wake 2 since Remedy shared new concept art in May, but at the time, director Sam Lake said a lot of the game was already playable.

There are two Control projects in the works, Codename Condor and Codename Heron. Codename Condor is the 4-player co-op PvE title announced last summer. Virtala said this multiplayer project is still in the proof-of-concept stage. Codename Heron, meanwhile, is Remedy's bigger-budget Control game currently in the concept stage.

Remedy and Tencent are co-publishing Vanguard: A free-to-play cooperative multiplayer title that is also still in the proof-of-concept stage. When the game was announced last December, it was described as a "free-to-play, co-operative PvE shooter that combines Remedy's narrative expertise and action gameplay into an immersive multiplayer experience." Beyond that, we still don't know much about Vanguard.

Finally, Virtala briefly wrote about the Max Payne 1&2 Remake Remedy is working on alongside Rockstar Games, saying development continued with "a small core team". That remake was announced in April, where we learned Remedy would handle development on Alan Wake 2 and Control's Northlight game engine.

Alan Wake 2 is the only one of Remedy's projects with a release window. Beyond that, we have no concept of when Remedy's Control projects or partnerships with Tencent and Rockstar will be completed. Until we know more, you can also look foward to the Alan Wake TV show in development at AMC.

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