Alan Wake 2, the upcoming horror game sequel, is now "playable from start to finish," according to developer Remedy, though the Max Payne remakes and Control 2 are still in the conceptual stages, and multiplayer games Codename Condor and Project Vanguard are still in the works, as the Finnish developer declares financial results for 2022.
"Alan Wake 2 is in full production," says Remedy CEO Tera Virtala. "The game will soon have all content in place, and it is playable from start to finish. We will then focus on improving the experience." Virtala says that Alan Wake Remastered, which launched in 2021, is "yet to generate royalties," but that Remedy anticipates sales of the action game to increase in the run-up to Alan Wake 2.
Control 2, the sequel to the 2019 puzzle shooter, is currently in the proof-of-concept stage, with concrete concepts for the gameplay and story already completed, although full scale development is still to begin. “We are very satisfied with the work the team has done,” says Virtala.
The Max Payne 1 and 2 remakes are still in concept stage, although they are still in the prototype stages. Virtala says the project has made "good progress," but no further information on the character's return to PC.
Project Condor, a multiplayer spin-off from Control, is also in the "proof-of-concept" stage as Remedy continues to hire developers to deliver what will eventually be a live service game, according to Virtala. "We are making sure the core gameplay is solid."
Project Vanguard, which is intended as a free-to-play PvE shooter that "combines Remedy's narrative expertise and action gameplay into an immersive multiplayer experience," is also in the proof-of-concept stage, according to Virtala, as well as applying "Remedy-style narrative and world building."
Alan Wake 2 is scheduled to be released in 2023. Remedy says it will launch a "new game per year starting from 2023, accompanied by additional free and paid content." This might mean that either Control 2 or the Max Payne remakes would be released in 2024.
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