Remedy Partners With Tencent Co-Op Multiplayer Title, Vanguard

Remedy Entertainment, the company behind games like Control and Alan Wake, has signed a global development, license, and distribution agreement with Chinese giant Tencent for a new co-operative multiplayer game that is currently codenamed Vanguard.

According to the press release, Remedy Entertainment will publish the game worldwide, while Tencent will localize and publish the game for selected Asian markets, as well as also develop and publish a mobile version of the game.

Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala said:

Vanguard marks Remedy’s first entry into Games-as-a-Service business model, executed by our top tier team of free-to-play experts. We are building something new and exciting for co-operative multiplayer space, on top of Remedy’s strengths.

Expanding our capabilities to take on publishing responsibilities is the next step in the development of our company.

We are excited for this long-term partnership with Tencent and with confidence can say that it is an excellent fit in supporting Vanguard’s ambitious plans. Vanguard is a global opportunity, and Tencent can support Remedy internationally, and lead the operations in Asia and the mobile markets.”

Not much is known about Vanguard yet, except that it will be a free-to-play, co-operative PvE shooter that combines Remedy’s narrative expertise and action gameplay into an immersive multiplayer experience. Based on an original IP, the game is being developed with the Unreal Engine for PC and console platforms with a AAA budget.

Remedy Entertainment also recently announced Alan Wake 2 at The Game Awards 2021. Control was originally launched for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store in August 2019, followed by PC via Steam in August 2020. We named Control one of the best games of 2019. You can also check out our review of the game here.

 

Author: Alleef Ashaari

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