Remedy Entertainment has announced a new agreement with publisher 505 Games to co-develop and market Control 2. The news also provides details on the development of the sequel.
According to a Press Release, Control 2 (once known as Codename Heron) is currently in the concept phase, built on Remedy’s proprietary Northlight engine. The game will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Remedy will publish the PC version while 505 will handle the console releases of the game. Control 2 doesn’t have a release window, but Remedy has released a piece of concept art, posted below.
The press release also states that Control 2’s initial development budget was €50 million. Remedy and 505 will split marketing and development costs equally, as well as the revenue generated from the release. However, the remedy retains full ownership of the control IP. The press release also reveals that First Control has sold over 3 million copies since its launch in 2019.
Rami and Raffi Galante, Co-CEOs of Digital Bros Group / 505 Games said: “We are excited to deepen our partnership with Remedy and continue Control’s success story together. “…Control is the biggest investment 505 Games has ever made, so it has a special place in our hearts. We’re grateful to the entire community of players for making Control such an enduring and beloved game, and even more excited to bring Control 2.”
This announcement was teased for the first time last june, as Remedy and 505 revealed plans for a new Three-A Control experience. That same update revealed an upcoming multiplayer sub-game called Project Condor. Earlier this year, Remedy also signed an agreement with Rockstar to develop Max Payne remakes 1 and 2.