Remedy Entertainment, the company behind Control and Alan Wake, has signed a global development, licensing and distribution agreement with Tencent for a new cooperative multiplayer game currently called Vanguard.
Announced by Remedy, Vanguard, not to be confused with Call of Duty: Vanguard, will be a “free-to-play cooperative PvE shooter that will combine Remedy’s storytelling experience with action gameplay for an immersive multiplayer experience.” “
The game will be developed on the Unreal Engine for PC and consoles, and while Remedy designs and publishes the game for much of the world, Tencent will localize Vanguard for “a panel of Asian markets” and cover all associated costs.
As it stands, Vanguard is “currently in the proof-of-concept phase” and the budget for the game “up to 5 years of live operation will be within the typical range of a Remedy AAA title.” “
Remedy and Tencent will co-finance the development of Vanguard and each company will be responsible for the publishing and operating costs of their territories. Once development costs are written off, the two companies will share a portion of the revenue.
In addition to the PC and console versions of Vanguard, Remedy has granted Tencent the global rights to design and release a mobile version of the game. Tencent will pay for this project and the companies have “agreed on a separate sharing plan for the game.” the mobile version. “
The announcement follows news in May 2021 that Tencent has acquired a 3.8% stake in Remedy, generating 500,000 shares. No games were announced at the time, but that has since changed.
“Vanguard marks Remedy’s entry into the game-as-a-service business model, created by our elite team of free game experts,” said Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala. “We are creating something new and exciting in the cooperative multiplayer space, beyond the strengths of Remedy. Expanding our capabilities by adding editing responsibilities is the next step in our business development. “
“We are pleased with this long-term partnership with Tencent and can say with confidence that it is an excellent option to support Vanguard’s ambitious goals. Vanguard is a global opportunity and Tencent can support Remedy International and operate in Asia and the mobile markets. “
Remedy has announced that it is forming a new team called Vanguard in 2018 with the goal of “challenging convention and prototyping and launching new kinds of persistent live multiplayer experiences,” and you can imagine this is it. Team currently working on this Vanguard project.
Vanguard is a des nombreux projects en cours chez Remedy, aux côtés d’Alan Wake 2, from the CrossfireX solo campaign, from divers jeux dans l’univers de Control, et d’un autre titre qui n’en est qu’à the beginning.
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