Remedy Entertainment confirmed this morning that they have signed a deal with 505 Games to co-develop and co-publish the sequel to Control 2. According to the formal statement from Remedy, the agreed upon budget for the title as of now is 50 million Euros and Remedy will retain full ownership of the IP itself.
“We are excited to deepen our cooperation with Remedy and continue the success story of Control together. Since its launch in 2019, Control has sold over 3 million copies,” say Rami and Raffi Galante, co-CEOs of Digital Bros Group/505 Games. “Control is the biggest investment 505 Games has ever made, so it has a special place in our hearts. We are grateful to the whole player community that has made Control such a long-lasting and loved game, and are even more excited to bring out Control 2,” Rami and Raffi Galante continue.
Mikael Kasurinen, Game Director of the Control Franchise, also issued a formal statement:
With Control, we leaped into the unknown. We wanted to create something new. Something different and unexpected. A world like no other. Thank you, the audience, for making Control such a success for us. With Control 2, we’ll take another leap into the unknown. It’ll be an unexpected journey. It’ll take a while, but to put it mildly, this is the most exciting project I’ve ever worked on. It’s still early days, but it will be worth the wait.
This is an interesting agreement and seems to be a good direction for both companies and the Control IP. Control was very well received and we’re sure fans will be excited for the new on development and funding. We’ll certainly have more on Control 2 in the future!