Between 505 Games that edits Control, Epic games who finances Alan Wake 2 Y Smilegate who wants his solo campaign for CrossfireX, Remedy signe a new association for development needs of Vanguard, one of his 2 multiplayer games in preparation. And it is not just any entity, since it is neither more nor less by Tencent, informs Gamekult.
In pre-production for a few years, Vanguard – which is still a codename – would finally be on the right track, and Tencent is interested in editing and localization in Asia (or even an exploitation of the future license for mobile platforms), against co-financing, as explained the official press release :
Game development is currently in the proof-of-concept phase. Your development budget through the end of the first year of live operation will be in the range of a typical Remedy AAA gaming budget. This development will be co-financed by Remedy and Tencent. Additionally, Tencent will localize the game for select Asian markets and cover associated localization costs.
This partnership promises a solid ally for Remedy that continues to finance its projects while remaining independent, although Tencent offered 3.8% of the shares of the Finnish study Last spring.
Not much is known about Project Vanguard yet, except that you free-to-play developed for PC and consoles you could enjoy a pretty big budget. If we believe in the CEO Tero Virtala (who is not Sam lake, now you know), the remedy would be set great ideas for your cooperative multiplayer game.
Vanguard marks Remedy’s first entry into the game-as-a-service business model, executed by our leading team of free-to-play experts. We are building something new and exciting in the cooperative multiplayer space, in addition to the strengths of Remedy. Expanding our capabilities to take on editing responsibilities is the next step in developing our business. We are delighted with this long-term partnership with Tencent and can confidently say that it is a great way to support Vanguard’s ambitious plans. Vanguard is a global opportunity, and Tencent can support Remedy internationally and lead operations in Asia and the mobile markets.
Attention, Vanguard not to be confused with Condor Project, another cooperative multiplayer game project, but based on the Control universe (and by extension that d’Alan Wake).
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