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Control, a creepy adventure game about containing phenomena that violate the laws of reality, is getting a multiplayer spinoff sometime in the future. Remedy, the studio behind the game, went into detail about its upcoming project in an announcement on June 29.
Codenamed Project Condor, this spinoff will explore more from the world of Control and the characters it includes. Development is still in the early stages, according to game director Mikael Kasurinen.
We have signed an agreement with 505 Games to co-publish and develop a new game. Read the announcement here: https://t.co/8Dtu9KFxTZ
Mikael Kasurinen, the Game Director of the Control franchise, would like to tell you about the future of Control: https://t.co/Wu9afSKlO1
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) June 29, 2021
“Control is first and foremost a world, a place for multitudes of stories, events and characters. A place where unexpected, strange and extraordinary things occur,” Kasurinen said. “We kicked it off with Jesse’s entry into the Oldest House, but there is more to this world. And Project Condor will be an expression of that.”
Remedy is making a multiplayer spinoff of Control
Remedy is also the studio behind Alan Wake, Quantum Break and the first two Max Payne games. The Finnish company has only worked on single player games during its life span, but it is excited to finally change that with Project Condor.
“Yes, Remedy as a studio has made single-player experiences for over 25 years,” Kasurinen said. “But we are also avid fans of multiplayer games. I remember us having company-wide Battlefield 1942 sessions when we were working on Max Payne 2. We even got a small clan running. We were terrible but it was the fun we had together that mattered.”
Kasurinen declined to share any specific details about the multiplayer project, including whether it’ll feature PvP or PvE content. All of Remedy’s previous games have been third person shooters with various twists on the genre, such as special powers and character enhancements.
Does this mean we’ll get paranormal esports?
Competitive communities pop up for almost every multiplayer game out there. Max Payne 3 — which was developed by Grand Theft Auto’s Rockstar after partnering with Take-Two Interactive to purchase the franchise’s rights — had it’s own Major League Gaming exhibition.
Remedy may not have developed Max Payne 3 but their games have spawned vibrant cult followings. A number of speed runners, who are basically competitors themselves, flocked to Control once it launched in 2019. A new multiplayer version of Control could spawn a grassroots community of its own.