‘Control’ reaches 10million players, supports planned “bigger-budget” sequel

Support for the 'Control' franchise will continue

Remedy Entertainment title Control has been played by over 10million people, which helps to support the planned bigger-budget sequel, according to the developer.

This statement was made by Remedy in a half-year review on August 13, and it says that the proper sequel to Control is still in the works.

Control has already reached a formidable audience, having been played by over 10million players,” the review reads.

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“The growing audience and brand awareness are valuable as we continue to support Control and develop Condor, and we are in the early conception phase for a future, bigger-budget Control game.”

Control
Control. Credit: 505 Games

Condor is the codename for an upcoming co-op PvE game set in the Control universe. The game was announced as part of a co-publishing and development agreement between Remedy and publisher 505 games.

Control franchise game director Mikael Kasurinen also confirmed with that news that a bigger-budget Control game was in the works, but said that no further details could be shared at the time.

In regards to Condor, Kasurinen said: “We get that there is going to be scepticism about multiplayer. But I believe we can create shared experiences without compromising the unique DNA of who we are or the stories we want to tell.”

Project Condor
Control, Project Condor. Credit: 505 Games

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According to the half-year review, “Remedy’s AAA game project with Epic Games has moved into full production, and a second, smaller-scale game remains in full production mode.” Meanwhile Vanguard, the free-to-play co-op game from the studio, is still under development “at a good pace”.

In other news, The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD was the best selling game in the US in July. The last time a Nintendo title was a bestseller was when Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury released back in February.

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