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Our First Glimpse atThe Foundation, Control's First Expansion

The first glimpse of The Foundation is out now on IGN and the PlayStation Blog, with a new trailer, new interviews, new information, and new screenshots. [Screenshot:PlayStation Blog.]

Celebrating Remedy's 25th Anniversary

2020 marks the twenty-fifth year of the studio and, throughout the year, we're going to celebrating the milestone with new articles, interviews, giveaways, and more. #Remedy25

Poets of the Fall's Acoustic Sessions At Alexander Theatre

Throughout 2020, Poets of the Fall (the real life band behind the Old Gods of Asgard) will be uploading an acoustic rendition of one of their songs, with one video being posted each month.

A Conversation with Kathy Tong, Author of Not-Quite-Supermodel

We recently spoke to Kathy Tong (the brilliant actress behind Mona Sax) about her new book Not-Quite-Supermodel, and her journey in becoming a published author.

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.

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.

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].

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.

28th March 2020
Watch Remedy's "The Foundation" Twitch Broadcast Here!

Remedy was back on Twitch yesterday for their second livestream of the year! This time they were showcasing their first expansion, The Foundation, which launched on PlayStation 4 and PC (via The Epic Store) last Thursday.

A couple of weeks ago, developers at the studio made the move to work from home, as part of the international effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The precautions also extended to the studio's livestreams.

Remedy Sergey Mohov (Senior Game Designer) hosted last night's three-hour-long broadcast at his home and was joined by Vida Starčević (Community Manager) Adam Persson (Level Designer), and Mikael Kasuinen (Game Director) who called in.

You can watch the broadcast in full below or on the Remedy Twitch channel, HERE

If you want to learn more about The Foundation, we've put together an extensive guide to the expansion, HERE! The mission is now out on PlayStation 4 and PC, and is set to arrive on XBOX One on June 25th.

(We'll switch the video below to the YouTube link once it's available on the official channel.)

Watch Control: The Foundation (DEVS PLAY!) from RemedyGames on www.twitch.tv

26th March 2020
Epic Games Publishing Announces New Partnership with gen DESIGN, Playdead, and Remedy Entertainment.

In a surprise announcement, today Epic Games announced a new publishing deal with three developers; gen DESIGN (The Last Guardian), Playdead (Inside, Limbo) and Remedy Entertainment.

Each studio will be retaining IP rights to the titles they make with Epic Games, and development will be entirely funded by the publishers. In return, both companies split the profits from the sales 50/50.  For Remedy who is still an independent studio relying on publishing deals and game sales, it's a major deal for them, particularly as it allows complete control over their IP, an aspect they wanted to ensure going ahead.


While neither studio delved into what games are under development, we do know a few details about what kind of deal it is. Epic Games is funding two games by Remedy; one is a AAA-title already in pre-production which Sam Lake (Creative Director at Remedy) describes as the "most ambitious". That title has previously been referred to as the "third unannounced title" in press releases and financial reports published by the studio over the past year. The other title is a smaller-scale project set in the same franchise. Both titles are being developed with the Northlight engine and tools. 

In the press release, Remedy's CEO, Tero Virtala commented on the new partnership stating, “Remedy and Epic Games share a history of 25 years in the games industry as well as a deep understanding of the business from the developer’s and the publisher’s point of view. We are excited to form a partnership with Epic Games Publishing and bring two new games to the global audience. This partnership provides us full creative freedom to deliver our bold vision to the fullest. Together with Epic, we believe we are going to create the best Remedy games yet for our fans."

Epic Games' CEO, Tim Sweeney, also issued a statement “We have a long history and relationship with Remedy, going on more than two decades. They’re such an incredibly talented studio with a unique and strong creative vision, and we’re excited to support them with our publishing efforts.”

For more information on the deal, you can read the full press release on Cision (HERE) or check out Thomas Puha's (Communications Director) blog post on the Remedy website (HERE). 

26th March 2020
Control's First Expansion, The Foundation Launches on PS4 & PC [Remedy to Livestream at 9:30pm GMT on Friday 27th]

Control's first expansion, The Foundation, launches today on PlayStation 4 and PC!

If you own an XBOX One edition of the game, mark your calendar for June 25th, when Jesse will be exploring the secrets beneath The Oldest House on the console. We'll do our best in the meantime to keep things the reveals under wraps for fans looking to avoid spoilers.

If you do want to learn more about The Foundation, we've collected information about what fans can expect:


Early Reviews. If you want to check out some reviews for the new expansion ahead of buying it, Remedy and 505Games gave select early preview copies to PC World, Kotaku, Stevivor, GameSpew, Easy Allies, Joy Freak, and GameSpot.


The Mission. "The Foundation" takes place after the events of the main game, and sees Jesse defend The Oldest House from the Astral Plane which has begun seeping through to our dimension. The mission forces the newly appointed Director to enter the caves beneath and prevent the imminent threat. Meanwhile, Helen Marshall, the FBC's Head of Operations is on her own path to follow instructions given to her from Director Trench, with possible ties to the disaster on their doorstep. In the first expansion pack, Jesse discovers more about Marshall's sudden disappearance and The Board she serves.

On average, the new mission is expected to take players between 4-5 hours to complete and can be accessed by heading to the Hotline Chamber after the game.




New Skills. The upcoming expansion pack also brings a new skill called "Shape" and a new Service Weapon upgrade called "Fracture". According to IGN, Jesse's new skill won't be exclusively used for combat, as Shape will also allow Jesse to interact with her environment, such as creating a new platform for her to step on or allowing her to solve puzzles (or "Rituals"). Speaking of puzzles, for those who loved sleuthing in the main game and solving codes hidden in the environment, Sergey teased in his interview with IGN that you may find a few more in this upcoming pack.


New Enemy Type. With a new level, there's also a new enemy type! These mysterious beings lurk in the caves under the Oldest House and are called "Hiss Sharpened" which Antonela warns in her blog post to be "particularly challenging". This new enemy is ruthless and will relentlessly come at you from different directions, in an attempt to snag you with their pickaxe.


How to Play. The Foundation is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC (via The Epic Store) on March 26th, and to XBOX One on June 25th.

To be able to play the new mission, you will need the Control Season Pass available on the PlayStation or Epic Games stores. If you have the Control Standard Edition, the Season Pass can be purchased separately for £19.99, and will also allow you to play the upcoming A.W.E. mission. If you have purchased the Control Digital Deluxe Edition, the Season Pass is already included in your pack. Alternatively, if you want to buy The Foundation separately, you can buy the add-on Control Expansion 1 'The Foundation' for £11.99.

- If you haven't checked out the main game yet, the PlayStation Store is currently offering Control with a 60% price reduction. Check it out HERE!

- If you have any questions about the new expansion, 505Games' Senior Brand Community Manager, Antonela Pounder has created an FAQ list for The Foundation. You can read the full post, HERE.


The Foundation Livestream. For their second live stream of 2020, Remedy will be returning to the world of Control to show fans the latest mission. For the upcoming broadcast, Community Manager, Vida Starčević, will be joined by Sergey Mohov (Senior Game Designer), Mikael Kasurinen (Game Director), Adam Persson (Level Designer) at 7:30pm EET / 10:30am PDT / 9:30pm GMT on Friday, March 27th.

You can watch the broadcast on the Remedy Twitch channel, HERE.

Image from the @RemedyGames Twitter Channel.

25th March 2020
Control's March Update and Nvidia's DLSS 2.0 Rolling Out

Over the past few days, alongside more details about Control's upcoming expansion pack, The Foundation, we've also heard more about a new patch which has started rolling out.

The March Update (1.08 and 1.09) is a free patch coming to all platforms this month which sees a number of improvements across the main game including map adjustments, changes to the ability tree, fixes to Jukebox Token system, rebalancing the Charge power, and many more.

You can see the full update list on the official Control website, HERE




If you are running Control on PC using a GeForce RTX GPU, there's a new update coming on March 26th which sees a visual update to the game.

With The Foundation coming out on March 26th on PS4 and PC, the DLSS 2.0 update will also be launching alongside. In an interview with Nvidia, Mika Vehkala (Director of Technology at Remedy) stated “With Control, we set out to create a visually stunning and immersive world. Real-time ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS made Control look amazing at launch, and upgrading to DLSS 2.0 made the game’s image quality better than ever.”. In short, the update will bring sharper visuals, bringing text and smaller details into focus. To get DLSS 2.0 for Control, make sure to update your Game Ready Driver to the latest version and update the game to receive the March Update on March 26th.

You can see the full breakdown on the Nvidia website, HERE

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