Remedy CEO Tero Virtala spoke in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz about how the company doesn't see Control as a "major hit" but also isn't disappointed. Virtala also gave a bit more detail about the many projects Remedy is currently working on.
Control, a supernatural shooter from Remedy Entertainment, is over 15 months old at this point, but shows no signs of slowing down. November was reportedly its most successful month yet, and has now crossed over 2 million copies sold since the game launched.
Xbox head Phil Spencer keeps on dropping important news. Yesterday, he said that he was already playing Project Scarlett at home. Today, he let slip that Remedy Entertainment's Control was coming to Xbox Game Pass.
Control is available right now and while many players are enjoying it, there have been issues such as frame-rate problems and map glitches. Remedy is addressing these problems in a patch that is now available on PlayStation 4, with the update rolling out to Xbox One and PC soon.
Jesse Faden enters a world of madness in the launch trailer for Control. Developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games, this title is set in the mindbending Oldest House, the headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Control. In addition to the launch trailer, 505 Games is holding a charity stream on August 27 to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital.
One of Microsoft's biggest missed opportunities can be found in the Alan Wake IP. The horror-thriller title with nods to the likes of Twin Peaks and Silent Hill wasn't a huge hit, but amassed a dedicated cult following when it launched back on the Xbox 360. Microsoft declined to fund a sequel, sadly. With the IP publishing rights going back to Remedy, however, there may now be a chance.