Remedy Entertainment’s latest financial report provided an update on several games they currently have in development. CrossfireX will continue to be supported by a “dedicated” team according to CEO Tero Virtala. Remedy is currently working on Alan Wake 2, remakes of the first two Max Payne games, Vanguard, and Control spin-offs. Alan Wake 2 seems to be the closest to launch, on track to release in 2023.
“Alan Wake 2 is in the full production stage,” Virtala stated during the briefing. A lot of work remains, but the game is starting to take a more complete form in many areas. As communicated earlier, Alan Wake 2 will be released in 2023.”
Vanguard is a free-to-play cooperative game that’s currently being co-developed with Tencent and is making “good progress.” The Max Payne remakes are likely to release by 2025, since Remedy is targeting its major game releases between 2023 and 2025.
Virtala added that the Northlight game engine–which was used for Quantum Break and Control–currently has a team working on further developing the software for Remedy’s present and future projects.
Remakes for Max Payne and Max Payne 2 were announced in early April, and they will be financed by Rockstar–the ones who actually own the rights to the IP.