Remedy Provides Update On Control 2, Max Payne Says Remakes Are In ‘Production Readiness Stage’

Remedy Entertainment released Alan Wake 2 last week, and both fans and critics seem to be pleased with the long-awaited sequel – as you can read Game Informers Alan Wake 2 review here. And now, just a few days later, the studio has provided some updates for some of its games in development, including Control 2 and its remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2.

Its latest Earnings Report In the third quarter of 2023, Remedy says, “Alan Wake 2 has been launched with great reception, (the) laying the groundwork for the future, although as the game has just launched, there is nothing to share on the financial performance of the game. However, the studio says, “(We) Alan Wake with new updates 2 and will continue to develop two announced expansions to the game,” adding, “Alan’s Wake 2 marks the first of many great new game launches enabled by our multi-project. A model we’ve built over the years.”

As for those other games, Remedy revealed that Condor, its cooperative multiplayer game, has progressed from the proof-of-concept stage to the production-ready stage, which has “gained valuable insights into developing service-based games and is now well-positioned to create a game that players can engage with for years.”

Codenamed Vanguard, Remedy’s multiplayer game in partnership with Tencent is set to reach the “proof-of-concept” stage by the end of the year.

In April of last year, the studio revealed that it would be remaking Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne after striking a deal with Rockstar Games, which owns the rights to the series. Now, a year and a half later, Remedy says the Max Payne 1 & 2 remake (which is the same game) has “advanced into production readiness.”

“We have got clarity on the style and scope of play and we have an exceptionally cohesive team,” the earnings report said. “With these achievements, we are excited about the project and its future success.”

And finally, Remedy’s earnings reports say Control 2 continues in the proof-of-concept phase. “Plans for this sequel are ambitious, and we’ve seen great progress in the designs and gameplay,” it reads. “We’ve gained valuable insights into developing service-based games and are now in a better position to create a game that players can engage with for years.”

With the launch of Alan Wake 2, all four of these upcoming games will “benefit from the transfer of additional talent from Alan Wake 2, as it allows teams to take the necessary steps to the next stages of development,” says Remedy.

For more, read on Game Informers Read the Alan Wake 2 review and then our Control review.

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