Remedy, developer of Control and Alan Wake, has announced a new multiplayer-focused Control spin-off. It’s titled as Project Condor and is being developed for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
The game was announced as part of a new publishing deal with 505 Games, the original publishers of Control in 2018. Remedy now considers Control a franchise, with this new multiplayer title the first in a series of stories outside of The Oldest House and that of Jesse. In a blog post, Control’s franchise director, Mikael Kasurinen explains that the world the team has created is prime for more stories to be told.
“Control is first and foremost a world, a place for multitudes of stories, events, and characters,” explained Kasurinen. “A place where unexpected, strange, and extraordinary things occur. We kicked it off with Jesse’s entry into the Oldest House, but there is more to this world. Oh, so much more.”
Kasurinen also acknowledged that the studio has a history of creating single-player experiences, and that there is likely skepticism on this new direction for Control. He further explains that this will be a challenge for the studio, but one they’ve wanted to pursue for quite some time.
“We get that there is going to be skepticism about multiplayer,” Kasurinen continued. “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?”
Kasurinen ended his statement by saying it will be some time out before this game is revealed to the public, but he reminds fans that the studio is already working on other projects. Namely the single-player mode the popular online shooter, Crossfire. He added that a new, big-budget Control game that’s currently being planned as well.