Remedy Entertainment has confirmed that it is working on Control 2, a sequel to its 2019 action-adventure hit that saw Jesse Faden explore the Federal Bureau of Control’s (FBC’s) headquarters, the Oldest House, and become the secretive government agency’s newest Director. The Alan Wake and Max Payne developer revealed the news in a blog post today explaining how it had signed a co-development and co-publishing agreement with 505 Games for Control 2, solidifying a relationship that began with the original game. Developed on Remedy’s propriety Northlight engine, Control 2 will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
“We are excited to deepen our cooperation with Remedy and continue the success story of Control together. Since its launch in 2019, Control has sold over 3 million copies,” say Rami and Raffi Galante, co-CEOs of Digital Bros Group/505 Games. “Control is the biggest investment 505 Games has ever made, so it has a special place in our hearts. We are grateful to the whole player community that has made Control such a long-lasting and loved game, and are even more excited to bring out Control 2,” Rami and Raffi Galante continue.
From a Remedy Entertainment post:
Control 2’s initial development budget amounts to EUR 50 million, and Remedy will retain the ownership of the game’s intellectual property. The development, marketing, and post-launch investments as well as the future net revenues generated by the game will be equally split between 505 Games and Remedy. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, and it will be built on Remedy’s proprietary Northlight engine and tools. Remedy will publish the game on the PC platform and 505 Games will publish it on the console platforms. The project is currently in concept stage.
In June 2021, Remedy announced that the company had outlined high-level collaboration terms with 505 Games for a bigger-budget Control game. “I’m now proud to confirm that the bigger-budget Control game, also known as Codename Heron, is Control 2, a full-blown sequel to our award-winning game Control,” says Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy.