Exciting news for fans of Remedy Entertainment’s popular games – the developers behind titles like Alan Wake 2 and Max Payne have partnered with 505 Games for their next big project: Control 2. This sequel to the award-winning game Control (initially codenamed Heron) is shaping up to be a significant release in the gaming world.
Control 2 is set to launch on PC and consoles. While an official release date is yet to be announced, anticipation is high. The game will be developed and published jointly by Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games, an international video game publisher and a subsidiary of the Digital Bros Group. This collaboration marks a continued partnership following the success of the original Control.
The budget for Control 2’s initial development is set at EUR 50 million. Notably, Remedy will maintain ownership of the game’s intellectual property. The game’s development, marketing, and post-launch investments, along with any future net revenues, will be equally shared between Remedy and 505 Games.
Designed for next-gen gaming, Control 2 will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. It’s being built using Remedy’s cutting-edge Northlight engine and tools. Remedy is set to handle the PC publishing, while 505 Games will manage console publishing. Currently, the project is in its conceptual phase, indicating that more exciting developments are on the way.
The original Control, released in 2019, was a critical and commercial success. It was nominated for 11 BAFTA Games Awards and won over 20 “Game of the Year” awards, including IGN’s 2019 Game of the Year. Since its launch, it has sold over 3 million copies, making it a standout title for both Remedy and 505 Games.
Rami and Raffi Galante, co-CEOs of the Digital Bros Group/505 Games, expressed their excitement and gratitude towards the gaming community for making Control a much-loved game. They look forward to continuing this success story with Control 2.
Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy, confirmed the development of Control 2, highlighting the game’s bigger budget and status as a full-blown sequel. This announcement comes as exciting news, especially for fans of Remedy’s acclaimed franchises, which have consistently delivered engaging and immersive gaming experiences.