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CROSSFIRE X Coming To XBOX One, With New Remedy Content

Revealed during the XBOX E3 Media Briefing, CROSSFIRE X, the latest game in the CROSSFIRE series, in partnership with Remedy, will be coming to XBOX One in 2020.

Control News and Reveals from E3 2019

E3 is here, which means that over the next week, we're going to have a new wave of interviews, impressions, articles, gameplay, and more!

New Poets of the Fall Single, Partir Avec Moi

Poets of the Fall, the real-life band behind Alan Wake's Old Gods of Asgard, recently released a new single and a twist on tradition, with Partir Avec Moi

Community Spotlight: Erika's Quantum Break Screenshots

Our May Community Spotlight is Erika Tschinkel and her gorgeous above-4k screenshots of Quantum Break!

Celebrating Alan Wake's Ninth Anniversary

In May, Remedy and the community celebrated the ninth anniversary of Alan Wake with new tributes, artwork, articles and more! [Artwork by InvisibleRain

Control to Launch 27th August 2019!

Following an accidental leak on the Microsoft Store, Game Informer and Remedy have now confirmed the release date for Control. Mark your calendars for August!

Behind the Scenes of Poets of the Fall's War Music Video

To celebrate 15 years of Poets of the Fall (Old Gods of Asgard) we spoke to Director, Akseli Tuomivaara, about creating the Alan Wake-inspired music video, War. [Photo by Tiia Öhman].

Charity Auctions raise £1405.60 for Cancer Research UK!

Our Monarch Gala and Spring Charity Auction raises £1405.60 for Cancer Research UK! With invaluable support from Remedy and Poets of the Fall.

Interviews and Conversations with....

Over the past seven years, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some individuals involved including Cam Rogers, Kathy Tong, Fred Berman, Ilkka Villi, Christopher Forsyth and Brett Kelly.

24th August 2019
Gamescom 2019 Day #5 Wrap-Up!
[Final Day! New Articles & Early Streams]

Gamescom 2019 is officially over! This evening, event doors closed on the five-day event and a week filled with announcements and reveals.

If you missed any of our daily coverage, catch up HERE

Remedy had a number of developers from the studio at the event including Juha Vaino (Lead Producer), Brooke Maggs (Narrative Designer), Minna Etsalo (Senior Graphic Designer), Vida Starčević (Community Manager), and Thomas Puha (Communications Director), along with Sari Lindberg (Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist), Wajhi Jafri (Senior Producer), and Mikaela Öberg-Mattila (HR Director). The developers also invited a number of influencers to report on the game throughout the week.

Here's everything that was posted on the fifth day of Gamescom 2019!


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Celebrating Women's Equality Day

To celebrate Women's Equality Day, 505Games have teamed up with a number of female content creators to stream the first glimpse of Control, starring Remedy's first heroine. The creators were hand-selected across three platforms; Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer for a special showing coinciding with the final day of Gamescom.

Twitch channels: Maghla, DamDamLive, Naomi, ESL_PwnZ, snowlit, FuzzyFreaks, CypherOfTyr, Smashley, FhaeLin, NerdyNettyAlyskaPlays, TrishaHershberger, Morrigh4n, and cherryrae

Mixer channels: Moto, nymgamer_saffista, britni, and ChrisXP27


If you're not concerned about spoilers, make sure to join one of the channels and show your support!

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New Articles & Interviews

[RTX PREVIEW] Gamescom 2019: Ray Tracing Is Highly Focused At The Event!
     The Digital Weekly
After watching some sequences of Control’s gameplay, we will relate it to Quantum Break. Quantum Break was also developed by Remedy, and it looks like it is based on its code. Gameplay mechanics of the game is a joy to watch, and the character can use her mere supernatural powers in a lost city. This game’s gameplay is enough to build hype, and it truly deserved it. We will see more action when the game will release on 27th August.
Read their full report, HERE


[RTX PREVIEW] Gamescom 2019: did ray tracing finally find its killer app?
     Eurogamer
There were many highlights for Digital Foundry at this year's Gamescom, from the impressive Switch line-up to the hugely impressive retro-inspired Wrath: Aeon of Ruin. We'll be covering both of those soon - but with the absence of any next-gen console reveal, it was Nvidia that provided the most tantalising glimpse of the future of games technology. Almost one year after its RTX video cards launched, there's the sense that support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing is gathering momentum and in Minecraft RTX, there's a near-total implementation of RT that sets the imagination on fire.
Read Eurogamer's full article, HERE



[RETROSPECTIVE] La Storia Di Remedy Entertainment: Un Racconto Pieno Di Proiettili
     IGN Italia / Italian
Martedì 27 agosto segnerà il ritorno di Remedy Entertainment, con il suo primo progetto multipiattaforma dopo due lanci in esclusiva Xbox. Gli autori di Max Payne si ripresenteranno su PC, PlayStation 4 e Xbox One con Control, un’avventura dalle tonalità “new weird” che unisce le meccaniche da sparatutto in terza persona, tanto care al team di sviluppo finlandese, all'esplorazione dei metroidvania. Ma quali sono le origini di questa software house dedita tanto all’azione quanto alla narrazione? Ripercorriamo i passi compiuti dalla squadra capitanata da Sam Lake per scoprirne le gesta e spianare la strada a uno dei giochi potenzialmente più sorprendenti dell’anno.
Read their retrospective, HERE!



[PREVIEW] Control gespielt: Das Physik-Wunderwerk wird Max Payne meets Inception
    PCWelt / German
Control lässt uns mit offenen Mündern zurück. Zu brillant ist die Inszenierung, zu genial die Physikengine der PC-Version, die wir ausführlich auf Nvidias Raytracing-Showcase anspielen. Es ist ein Werk vom Studio hinter Max Payne, Alan Wake und Quantum Break, die hier den technischen Benchmark ein gutes Stückchen höher setzen.
Read PCWelt's full preview on their website, HERE!



[INTERVIEW][gamescom]発売が迫るRemedy Entertainmentの新作アクション,「CONTROL」の最新版をチェックした / Japanese
     4Gamer.Net (interview with Brooke Maggs)
 「CONTROL」の舞台となるのは,謎の政府組織Federal Bureau of Control(FBC)の本部ビル,通称「オールデスト・ハウス」だ。1964年,ニューヨークのマンハッタンにある地下鉄トンネル構内で「世界を変革させる可能性を持つ」という超常現象が発見される。FBCの目的は,その現象を封じ込めて調査し,コントロールすることにあるという。
Read their full interview with Brooke Maggs, HERE!



[INTERVIEW]『CONTROL(コントロール)』斬新なアクションの下に隠されたRemedyらしい語りの美学【gamescom 2019】/ Japanese
     Famitsu
マッグス氏がデモの冒頭で見せてくれたのが、ジェシーと職員との会話のシーン。マッグス氏によると、会話シーンでプレイヤーが選択して、いろいろな話を聞けるのは、Remedyのゲームでは初めてとのこと。「これは、ストーリーをプレイヤーにコントロールしてもらえるようにしたかったから」とのこと。どれだけ深くストーリーに入っていけるかは、プレイヤーが決めればいいという発想だ。つまり、そこまでストーリーを深く知りたくない人は、適当なところで会話を切り上げればいいし、より深く『CONTROL』の世界観を知りたい人は、NPCとの会話を最後まで進めればいいのだ。

Read their interview with Brooke, HERE


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Photographs from the Showfloor


24th August 2019
505Games Partners Up With Female Streamers For An Early Showing of Control on Women's Equality Day

To celebrate Women's Equality Day, 505Games have teamed up with a number of female content creators to stream the first glimpse of Control, starring Remedy's first heroine, ahead of the game's launch on Tuesday. The creators were selected across three platforms; Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer.

The hand-picked individuals include Twitch channels: Maghla, DamDamLive, Naomi, ESL_PwnZ, snowlit, FuzzyFreaks, CypherOfTyr, and cherryrae. And Mixer channels: Moto, nymgamer_saffista, and ChrisXP27. If you're not concerned about spoilers, make sure to join one of the channels and show your support!

Control is due to launch next Tuesday, on August 27th on XBOX One, PlayStation 4, and PC (via the Epic Store).

23rd August 2019
Gamescom 2019 Day #4 Wrap-Up!
[New Control Giveaway, Interviews, and Articles]

It's been a busy week for the away team in Cologne, but we're almost at the end of Gamescom 2019, with just one day to go!

A quick reminder to those attending the show tomorrow that the Control booth has sometimes had queues spanning about three hours. While there are plenty of stations available, it has proved exceptionally popular especially with a thirty-minute demo. So make sure to get there early! It's in Hall 7 at the PlayStation booth. Show attendees who visit the booth will also receive a special "Dynamic Black Pyramid" theme for the PS4.

Attending the show. Remedy has a number of developers at the studio including Juha Vaino (Lead Producer), Brooke Maggs (Narrative Designer), Minna Etsalo (Senior Graphic Designer), Vida Starčević (Community Manager), and Thomas Puha (Communications Director), along with Sari Lindberg (Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist), Wajhi Jafri (Senior Producer), and Mikaela Öberg-Mattila (HR Director). The developers have also invited a number of influencers to report on the game throughout the week. We'll be sure to keep you up to date on all the announcements during the event with daily wrap-ups like this one!

Getting there. If you need any help finding the convention centre, the event website has a collection of guides ranging from public transport to motorway access, wheelchair accessibility, and also food. Check out the official list of guides, HERE!

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New Control Giveaway for Australian Fans

[Open to Australian residents] In our day three wrap-up, we talked a little about Stevivor's amazing competition which is open to fans in Australia and New Zealand. Today another Australian-based website, Press Start, has published their own competition with five Control press packs up for grabs. Unfortunately, it's only open to residents in Australia, but if you can, make sure to enter!

Click HERE to check out the giveaway!


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New Interviews

Il progetto più ambizioso di REMEDY! - Cosa dobbiamo aspettarci da CONTROL?
(Translation: REMEDY's most ambitious project! - What should we expect from CONTROL?)
     GameStopZing TV (with Thomas Puha)




Control’s ‘new weird’ aesthetic builds on the likes of Twin Peaks and Annihilation
     PCGamesN (with Brooke Maggs)

Remedy’s Control launches next week, and it looks to be delightfully bizarre even by the standards of the studio which brought us Alan Wake. While fans are still salivating over the possibility of an Alan Wake 2, Control is generating its own buzz as an original title even with its weirdness in mind (the Avengers-style superpowers probably help, too), and narrative designer Brooke Maggs believes that shows like Stranger Things have helped whet appetites for this type of unusual storytelling.

Read the full interview with Brooke, HERE!


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New Articles

Gamescom 2019 made me believe in ray tracing again
     TechRadar
However, once the graphics card made its way to my doorstep, I had to wait a while to see what ray tracing looked like. This is, of course, while enjoying the amazing 4K gaming performance, so it wasn't all a loss. However, at Gamescom 2019, I got a chance to see what the future of ray tracing will look like, if only just a glimpse. Not only are more AAA games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Watch Dogs: Legion implementing the tech, but games like Minecraft are really taking things to another level entirely.
Read their full article, HERE!

Control was Gamescom’s best Marvel’s Avengers game
     PCGamesN
Its projectiles thump into targets with a satisfying clout that equals any of Stark’s anti-personnel munitions. They knock enemies off their feet and smear a glowing cloud of pastel-tinted smoke across the space in which your victim formerly stood. And like Stark’s suit, the weapon transforms, switching between functions – whether that’s spraying bullets, shotgun pellets, or micro-missiles – as its form subtly shifts.
Read their full report, HERE!


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Photographs From The Showfloor

22nd August 2019
Gamescom 2019 Day #3 Wrap-Up!
[Poets of the Fall Announcement & Control Giveaway]

We're halfway through Gamescom 2019! Things were a little quieter today online compared to earlier in the week, but news about a new collaboration between Poets of the Fall and Remedy stole the day.

Attending the show. Remedy has a number of developers at the studio including Juha Vaino (Lead Producer), Brooke Maggs (Narrative Designer), Minna Etsalo (Senior Graphic Designer), Vida Starčević (Community Manager), and Thomas Puha (Communications Director), along with Sari Lindberg (Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist), Wajhi Jafri (Senior Producer), and Mikaela Öberg-Mattila (HR Director). The developers have also invited a number of influencers to report on the game throughout the week. We'll be sure to keep you up to date on all the announcements during the event with daily wrap-ups like this one!

Getting there. If you need any help finding the convention centre, the event website has a collection of guides ranging from public transport to motorway access, wheelchair accessibility, and also food. Check out the official list of guides, HERE!

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Poets of the Fall Works With Remedy On Control

Today Poets of the Fall and Remedy announced a continuation of their partnership, as the band and studio collaborated once again for the upcoming title, Control.

The reveal, scheduled during Gamescom, came in the form of a video, with Sam Lake (Creative Director at Remedy) and Marko Saaresto (vocalist and co-founder of Poets of the Fall) talking to fans about their latest collaboration. In the reveal, the duo announced that the song, The Dark Disquiet (from the band's latest album, Ultraviolet), will also make an appearance in the game, along with a special surprise for players.




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New Article

Why Control is 2019’s strangest – and smartest – single-player shooter
     PlayStation
Prefer your sci-fi unsettling, avant garde and to pose as many questions as it answers? Control, the new adventure from acclaimed developer Remedy Entertainment, might just be in your wheel house. You play as Jesse Faden, a young woman who finds herself drawn to an anonymous office block hiding in plain sight in downtown New York, home to a mysterious government agency called the Federal Bureau of Control. Once inside, not only does she discover that it has been taken over by a supernatural threat, but she also learns that she has been designated the agency’s new director – whether she likes it or not. It’s up to you to tame a set of new-found supernatural powers, figure out what the heck is going on, take the building back, and unravel Jesse’s mysterious past.
Read the Full Article, HERE


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Control Bundle Giveaway By Stevivor

[Austrailia & New Zealand Only] Stevivor has teamed up with 505Games and Remedy to give away five special Control prize packs! The packs feature a hat and t-shirt along with an assortment of documents including art prints, as seen in the bundles sent to the press in the run-up to the launch. In addition to the bundle, they're including a copy of Control on the console of your choice. If you live in Australia and New Zealand, make sure to check it out!

Enter the giveaway, HERE!


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Photographs From The Showfloor

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