Remedy is quite busy. The developer is not only working on CrossfireX’s single player, but also on a new Alan Wake, a sequel to Control and Vanguard.
More information has been released about the latter, namely that it is a free-to-play multiplayer game that is being made in collaboration with Tencent.
Tencent is a major publisher in Asia and will also fix the distribution of Remedy’s first GaaS (Games-as-a-Service) project there, while the developer will take care of the other markets.
Tero Virtala, the CEO of Remedy, commented:
“Vanguard will be Remedy’s first project in the Games-as-a-Service model, delivered by our top team experienced in free-to-play games. We are building something new and exciting for the cooperative multiplayer genre, on top of Remedy’s strengths. Expanding our capabilities to take on publishing responsibilities is the next step in our business development. We are excited about this long-term partnership with Tencent and can say with confidence that it is a great fit in supporting Vanguard’s ambitious plans. Vanguard is a global opportunity and Tencent can support Remedy internationally and lead operations in Asia and the mobile markets.”
Vanguard is being developed for PC and consoles, but given Tencent’s history it will no doubt be coming to mobile devices as well. The game runs on the Unreal Engine, but when we can expect it is not yet known.