Remedy Entertainment has confirmed that Control 2 is in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC.
Revealed in a blog post, Remedy and 505 Games are co-developing and co-publishing the sequel which was previously known as Codename Heron and thought to be a spin-off rather than a second mainline game.
“With Control 2, we’ll take another leap into the unknown,” said game director Mikael Kasurinen on Remedy’s website.. “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.”
We have signed an agreement with 505 Games to co-develop and co-publish Control 2, a sequel to Control. Read the announcement: https://t.co/UD1iFHvCeH
This is a very exciting moment for us! Mikael Kasurinen, Game Director of the franchise, tells more: pic.twitter.com/TuTEMr1tjv
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) November 11, 2022
Remedy confirmed earlier in November that Control 2 is still in the concept stage, meaning the game hasn’t entered active development and is therefore likely still years away.
It has a budget of €50 million (around $52 million), which is up significantly from the original game’s $30 million. For context, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt cost $81 million while Red Dead Redemption cost between $80 and $100 million.
It’s not the only Control game in development, however, as Codename Condor is an upcoming four player, cooperative PvE title that was announced in summer 2021.
In our 8/10 review of the first game, IGN said: “Control creates a captivating, oddball world that never loses the thread of its supernatural tale.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.