Remedy ditches co-op shooter with Tencent to focus on Control sequel and more

Remedy ditches co-op shooter with Tencent to focus on Control sequel and more
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Game devs Rem­e­dy (you know, the folks behind mind-bend­ing titles like Con­trol and Alan Wake) just pulled the plug on their co-op shoot­er project code­named Kestrel. This comes after two years of work with Chi­nese giant Tencent.

Wait, what hap­pened to the free-to-play shooter?

Yup, that was the orig­i­nal plan! But in Novem­ber last year, things changed. Rem­e­dy and Ten­cent decid­ed to shift gears and focus on a pre­mi­um co-op expe­ri­ence instead. They even renamed the project from Van­guard to Kestrel.

So why the axe? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Rem­e­dy says scrap­ping Kestrel lets them focus on oth­er games already in the pipeline. These include the much-antic­i­pat­ed sequel to Con­trol (get hyped, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC gamers!), plus a mys­te­ri­ous “fran­chise spin-off” known only as Condor.

What’s the upside for Remedy?

By say­ing good­bye to Kestrel, Rem­e­dy can free up resources. They’ll reas­sign devs to oth­er projects and reduce finan­cial needs since Ten­cent was co-fund­ing Kestrel.

RIP Kestrel, but the future looks bright for Remedy!

While Kestrel might be a thing of the past, Rem­e­dy’s got a lot to keep us busy. Get ready for more mind-blow­ing expe­ri­ences from the mas­ters of sto­ry­telling and epic action!

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