Remedy Entertainment has officially confirmed Control 2a major sequel to the surreal hit Control, is currently in development. The game will be co-developed and co-published by Remedy alongside 505 Games. A press release announcing the news revealed a development budget of €50 million, with the post-development investment share being shared between 505 and Remedy.
Control 2 will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC, and will be built on Remedy’s proprietary Northlight engine, which was previously used for the original Control (as good as Quantum Break.)
‘Control is the biggest investment 505 Games has ever made, so it has a special place in our hearts. We are grateful to the entire community of gamers who made Control such an enduring and beloved game, and are even more excited to release Control 2‘, said Rami and Raffi Galante, co-CEOs of Digital Bros Group and 505 Games of the upcoming project.
In the same statement, Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy, confirmed that the previously announced “Project Heron” was in fact Control 2. It was previously advertised as a “bigger budget Control game’ but was not specifically known as a sequel.
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So far, not much is known about the future of the Control franchise – other than his planned return.
The original game’s conclusion saw protagonist Jesse Faden assume the role of Director of the Federal Bureau of Control and begin a larger investigation into a reality ‘incursion’ into the world of Remedy’s latest hit, Alan Wake.
This crossing will probably lead to both Alan Wake 2 and Control 2 – although the separation between these universes, and their connections, remains blurred. A teaser at the end of Controlit is ADMIRATION DLC Chapter did implicate Faden would be sent to the town of Bright Falls, where Alan Wake is fixed, going forward – however, we’ll have to wait to see if this teaser pays off.
We can expect to know more about Control 2 in the coming months as Remedy ramps up work on its current sequels and spinoffs.