Alan Wake 2 Success Spurs Remedy’s Max Payne and Control Projects

Alan Wake 2's Success Echoes as Remedy Advances with Max Payne Remakes and Control Sequel

Alan Wake 2 Success Spurs Remedy's Max Payne and Control Projects

In a recent announcement, Remedy Entertainment, the mastermind behind Alan Wake 2, has provided an exhaustive update on its current games in development.

Tero Virtala, Remedy’s CEO, commented on the recently released Alan Wake sequel, stating, “It is too early to draw conclusions on the game’s commercial success.” The game launched last week and has been met with positive reviews from both critics and fans. Virtala added, “It is clear, however, that fans and critics have appreciated it, giving the game a strong basis for good long-term sales.”

In terms of upcoming projects, the studio shed light on several major developments:

  1. Max Payne 1 & 2 Remakes: Progressing into the production readiness stage, Remedy has expressed excitement about the direction of the remakes. They mentioned, “We have gained clarity on the style and scope of the game, and we have an exceptionally well-organized team working on it.” These games are a collaborative effort with Rockstar, the company behind hits like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead Redemption”. It’s worth noting that the original Max Payne titles were also a product of the Remedy and Rockstar partnership.
  2. Control 2: Currently in the proof-of-concept stage, the studio has ambitious plans for this sequel. They elaborated, “The plans for this sequel are ambitious, and we have seen good progress both in the designs and in the game build. We focus on proving the identified key elements before moving to the next stage and scaling up the team.”
  3. Condor: This four-player co-op spin-off of Control has now transitioned from the proof-of-concept phase to the production readiness stage. Remedy has expressed their confidence in the project, stating, “We have acquired valuable insights into developing service-based games and are now in a better position to create a game players can engage with for years.”
  4. Codename Vanguard: Partnering with Tencent, this free-to-play cooperative PvE shooter is set to finalize its proof-of-concept stage by year-end. The game aims to blend Remedy’s storytelling prowess with immersive multiplayer action gameplay.

Amid these updates, Remedy emphasized that Alan Wake 2’s release will allow for resource reallocation. This ensures that the upcoming projects will benefit from the expertise garnered during the development of the hit survival horror sequel. “Now that Alan Wake 2 has been launched, the sight is set on advancing our other game projects,” Virtala added, “all these four projects will benefit from the additional talent transferring from Alan Wake 2 as it will enable the teams to take the necessary steps towards the next stages of development.”

As the industry and fans eagerly anticipate Remedy’s future projects, the studio continues to commit to delivering high-quality gaming experiences.