All parts of the great puzzle of the Remedy projects set up gradually. Many times mentioned in the financial balance sheets of the studio, the Vanguard project has just found a size partner in the person of Tencent Games. The latter joins the beautiful list of Current Remedy partners with Smile gate, Epic Games Publishing and 505 Games.
Let’s do a check in. A few months ago, Remedy worked secretly with Epic Games Publishing on two projects. These are now known because it was good from Alan Wake Remastered and Alan Wake 2. Productions carried out on the margin of Crossfire, the DELEGATE FPS that will be released on February 10, 2022 on Xbox and which Remedy designed The solo campaign. At the same time, Remedy did not intend to abandon the world of Control and signed last June with 505 games for the production of an spin off cooperative for 4 players baptized Project Condor, forced passage before being able to extend the Control franchise with a Game at bigger budget.
But this Project Condor was not the only cooperative multiplayer project in preparation at Remedy. The Finnish studio has been connecting for months a certain Vanguard, code name of a game that seems stuck for a lot of time at the prototyping stage. For a long time, because this Free-To-Play now has a leading support in the person of Tencent Games. Developed with the Unreal Engine on consoles and PCs, Vanguard will be published in some Asian countries by Tencent who will also take care of the location on these territories, while Remedy will directly publish his game in the rest of the world..
The development of the game is currently in the concept phase. Its development budget, until the end of the first year of operation, will be of the order of that of a typical AAA game of Remedy. This development will be co-financed by Remedy and Tencent. Remedy and Tencent will be responsible for their own editing and exploitation costs in their respective territories and share a portion of income with the other party after the recovery of development costs, explains The press release.
In addition, the agreement provides that Tencent will have the opportunity to produce a separate mobile version of Vanguard and to distribute around the world. Tencent will finance all of this mobile version while sharing some revenues with Remedy. Recall that Tencent had already been invited to the capital of Remedy last spring and holds 3.8% of the actions of the Term Virtual studio. Vanguard marks the first entrance of Remedy in the commercial model of the games as a service, executed by our team of free-to-play experts. We build something new and exciting in the cooperative multiplayer sector, comments on the CEO. Remedy will have the opportunity to evoke its various projects as part of its annual economic record which will be presented on February 11, 2022.