Developer Remedy has released its half-year review report over the past 24 hours-or-so, and the most noteworthy news to come out of it is that Control has surpassed 10 million players, contributing to plans for a "bigger-budget" sequel.
Here's what Remedy CEO, Tero Virtala, had to say about Control's success and future in the report:
"Control has already reached a formidable audience, having been played by over 10 million players. The growing audience and brand awareness are valuable as we continue to support Control and develop Condor, and we are in the early conception phase for a future, bigger-budget Control game."
"I am happy with the progress we have made so far in 2021. Our financial position is stronger than before. Control continues to reach new players, expands into new games, and is a strong proof of our ability to create category defining games and brands."
Remedy highlighted Condor in the report, which is an upcoming 4-player cooperative PvE experience (and a spin-off of Control) set to release on Xbox Series X and Series S, but didn't provide any new information. Xbox shooter CrossfireX was also name-dropped, which is reportedly still scheduled to release this year.
But back to Control, it's no surprise to us that Remedy has enjoyed a lot of success with the IP so far, and it's great that a bigger budget will be in place for the sequel. Let's hope it lives up to the high expectations set by the original.
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