Remedy Entertainment has confirmed that Control 2 is in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC.
Revealed in a new blog post, Remedy and 505 Games are co-developing and co-publishing the sequel which was previously known as Codename Heron and was intended to be a spin-off rather than a second main game.
“With Control 2, we’re taking another leap into the unknown,” game director Mikael Kasurinen told Remedy’s website. “It’s going to be an unexpected ride. It’s going to take a while, but to put it mildly, it’s the most exciting project I’ve ever worked on. It’s still early days, but it’ll 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: https://t.co/KJCHIWgBlU pic.twitter.com/TuTEMr1tjv
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) November 11, 2022
Remedy confirmed in early November that Control 2 is still in concept, meaning the game hasn’t entered active development and is therefore likely years away from seeing it.
It has a budget of 50 million euros, which is a significant increase from the 30 million euros of the original game. For context, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt cost $81 million and Red Dead Redemption cost between $80 million and $100 million.
Nevertheless, is not the only Control game in developmentas Codename Condor is an upcoming four-player co-op PvE title that was announced in Summer 2021.