In his latest financial report, made public in the past few hours, Tero Virtala, the CEO of Remedy, has provided updates on the state of play of the various games in development at the company, including Alan Wake 2. According to her words, there is big satisfaction how it’s coming. Also confirmed was the launch for the 2023.
Virtala: “Alan Wake 2 is in full production and will be launched in 2023, as planned. There’s still a lot of work to do, but the game is coming along well on all fronts. User testing continues and feedback has been encouraging. After seeing how all the elements are coming together, I am confident that we will deliver an excellent game.”
Alan Wake 2 was announced during The Game Awards 2021. It is a survival horror sequel to a cult title, dating back to the Xbox 360 era. The remastered edition of the first episode was recently released. Alan Wake 2 will be released on PC, where it will be an Epic Games Store exclusive, on PS5 and on Xbox Series X|S.
Be that as it may, it is only one of five games in development at remedy. A relatively small team is developing the remake of Max Payne 1 and 2, which is expected to be the least advanced project in terms of crafting progress. Vanguard, the live service cooperative multiplayer project, has been delayed because Remedy wants to make it unique, so it can stand out from the competition. In 2023 the development team will be expanded in preparation for the launch.
Virtala also spoke about the two Control franchise titles in development, working names Condor and Heron. The first is a multiplayer title and development is progressing well, even if it is still in its early stages: “Our development team has discovered brilliant ways to use the world of Control, as well as designs that ensure a perfect cooperative experience for the world of Condor. These designs are in the prototyping stage and the gameplay already seems to be fun. We are enabling the group to work on several important game design elements and finalize the pillars of the game, before taking the project to the development phase. subsequent development.”
Heron, on the other hand, is in the concept phase and has seen its development team gradually grow, even if for the moment it will not be expanded that much to guarantee the right time for prototypes.
As for release dates, Remedy aims to release at least one game a year in the period from 2023 to 2025.