Alan Wake 2 Developer Remedy Partners With Tencent For Vanguard
Remedy, the developer of Alan Wake 2 and Control, has teamed up with Tencent to release and localize Vanguard, its next free-to-play title, in Asian markets.
According to the agreement between the two companies, Remedy will take care of the global edition outside of Asia, as well as game development. It also reveals that the game is being developed with the Unreal Engine for “PC and console platforms” and that Tencent will “co-fund” Vanguard alongside Remedy, which has an “AAA gaming budget”. worldwide rights to develop and publish a mobile version of the new game.
“Vanguard is Remedy’s first foray into the Games-as-a-Service business model, which was executed by our leading team of free-to-play experts.” Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy Entertainment, explains. “In addition to Remedy’s strengths, we are creating something new and exciting for the cooperative multiplayer space. The next step in our business development is to expand our capabilities to include editing responsibilities.
“We are delighted with this long-term partnership with Tencent and can say with confidence that it is a great way to support Vanguard’s ambitious plans. Vanguard is a global opportunity and Tencent can support Remedy internationally and lead operations in Asia and the mobile markets. “
According to Gamesradar Surprisingly, the deal states that the game is “codenamed” Vanguard, which is different from what everyone previously assumed, and that it will remain “the original intellectual property of Remedy.” The new title, which is described as a free-to-play cooperative PvE shooter, will combine Remedy’s “narrative expertise and action gameplay into an immersive multiplayer experience” and is currently in the “proof of concept” phase.
Alan Wake 2, Remedy’s other highly anticipated title, will retain its third-person perspective while bringing back Matthew Porretta to play the main character. The sequel was revealed earlier this month at the Game Awards 2021, but unlike the original game, this sequel is said to be in full survival horror.
Sam Lake, Remedy Games Studio Director and Writer / Director, tweeted at the time, “Thanks for sharing our enthusiasm for Alan Wake 2. Before we sink into further work, a few quick clarifications. indeed, a third person shooter. Yes, Ilkka Villi and Matthew Porretta are reprising their roles as Alan Wake. “