Remedy and 505 Games have announced today that they have entered into a co-publishing agreement to develop a spin-off game of the "award-winning" Control, set to serve as a 4-player cooperative PvE experience.
The game will be titled 'Condor', and will have an initial development budget of EUR 25 million. Details are thin on the ground right now, aside from the fact that it will be built using Remedy’s proprietary Northlight engine and tools.
In addition, the two publishers have announced that they will be "further expanding the Control franchise with a bigger-budget Control-game, to be agreed in more detail in the future," and Control's game director Mikael Kasurinen mentioned in a follow-up note that he's "extremely excited for the future of the Control franchise."
For now though, here's a bit of what Kasurinen had to say about the multiplayer spin-off, Condor:
"We get that there is going to be skepticism about multiplayer. But I believe we can create shared experiences without compromising the unique DNA of who we are, or the stories we want to tell. Yes, we need to re-think our angles, our techniques, our mindset, but we see it as an exciting challenge: What would a Remedy multiplayer game look like?"
"We are approaching this with a mix of excitement and respect. We want to create something that is engaging, yet familiar, something any of our fans can jump into and feel at home in. Together."
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