Control 2 Announced with Over $51 Million Budget

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Control was a surprise hit and arguably the best game ever made by Remedy Entertainment. So, it’s not exactly a shock that the award-winning title is getting a sequel.

The developer announced a few days ago that the second entry in the series is in the works. The official blog also revealed further information.

Control 2 Announced

The post reveals that Control 2, previously known as Codename Heron, will be co-published and co-developed by Remedy and 505. The sequel will have a massive initial budget of 50 million Euro (around $51.6 million). The profits will be shared equally by both companies. However, Remedy will retain the rights to the game’s intellectual property.

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Control 2 Concept Art Photo: Remedy Entertainment

The sequel is years away as it is currently in a conceptual state, meaning you shouldn’t expect to see gameplay anytime soon. The game will be developed using Remedy’s proprietary Northlight engine and tools.

For obvious reasons, Control 2 won’t launch on PS4 and Xbox One; the target platforms are PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. 505 Games will publish the title for consoles, whereas Remedy will publish the PC version.

Remedy Other Projects

Remedy Entertainment has quite a lot on its plate for the next few years. The acclaimed developer is currently working on Alan Wake 2, a sequel to the 2010 sleeper hit. The studio also announced earlier this year that it made a deal with Rockstar to develop remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2.

For the young gamers out there, the original Max Payne 1 and 2 were also developed by Remedy and are known as some of the best games of the early 2000s. Now, the same studio is in charge of remaking its earlier gems. You can visit our previous article for more information.

Although not confirmed, there’s a good chance that any future projects could have an exclusivity deal with the Epic Games Store. The first Control game was available exclusively on EGS for the first year and history could repeat itself.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about Control 2? Have you played the first game yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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