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Control Developers’ Games for Epic take place in a ‘shared universe’

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Two of Remedy Entertainment’s games will be set in a shared universe, one being an AAA title and the other a smaller experience. Gamesindustry.biz held with Remedy CEO Tero Virtala, who explained what Remedy’s multiple development teams are working on. There are four teams in total that are working on five different matches and one of those four teams is working on two titles. funded by Epic Games.

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“When we focused on making a single story, I don’t think we were using enough of all the hard work that we did to create the backgrounds for these worlds,” Virtala told Gamesindustry.biz . “With Control, we took the first step by giving players more reasons to spend more time in the world, to explore them, and it has been a success. “

“With the project we’re doing with Epic, it’s in a world where we want players to spend more time,” he continued. “There are more opportunities to explore the world and the brand than in one game.”

None of these Epic-funded games have been officially announced, although they are set to be released on console and PC.Remedy’s control team is working on their next game while also working on ports for new services. Another team is working on the single player campaign for Crossfire X and a third team is working on a Live-service cooperative multiplayer title called Vanguard. The fourth and final Remedy team is the team working on the two Epic-funded games.

Virtala told Gamesindustry.biz that while each of these five games is quite different, they will be designed around Remedy’s main strengths, which are “the creation of immersive game worlds, meaningful characters and different kinds of stories. , all combined with action-packed gameplay. The CEO said these fundamental strengths are “the foundation for building sustainable gaming franchises.”

For more remedy read how the team achieved a record financial year in 2020 without releasing a single game then read how the studio is working on a game taking place in the connected world of Control and Alan Wake. Find out why IGN chose Control as game of the year for 2019 then read IGN’s full thoughts on the game in our Control review after.

Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance writer and guide for the IGN. You can follow it on Twitter @LeBlancWes.



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