Remedy Entertainment’s Control bears some resemblance to its earlier game Alan Wake, and in the new expansion AWE, that resemblance gets much more overt as we see how the two games are actually connected. It’s the first step in establishing what the studio is calling the Remedy Connected Universe, and as it turns out, it’s working on a new game that will also take place there. Just what that happens to be isn’t clear, but it adds a new layer of intrigue to a developer known for crafting mysterious worlds over the last few decades.
This information was shared by Remedy’s creative director Sam Lake, who has written several of the studio’s biggest games and served as the literal face of Max Payne way back when.
“What took place in 2010 in Alan Wake is one of the cases that the Federal Bureau of Control has been investigating,” Lake said. “The AWE expansion is the first official Remedy Connected Universe crossover event, bringing more Alan Wake lore into Control.”
Alan Wake 2 was in development several years ago, but Remedy’s director of communications Thomas Puha told VG247 last year that it “didn’t pan out” and that there isn’t currently an Alan Wake game in the works. Now it appears that just meant in name, though Remedy hasn’t said if the next project will be called Control 2 or will take things in a different direction. One game not mentioned at all in the news was Quantum Break, likely because Microsoft still owns the rights to the IP. The time-traveling shooter holds more in common with Control than any other Remedy game, including special powers used in conjunction with firearms for combat. Despite releasing initially as an Xbox exclusive, Alan Wake is owned by Remedy.
Control’s AWE expansion arrives August 27. It will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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