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AWE: The first Remedy Connected Universe crossover event [Open Letter from Sam Lake]

Originally posted on Remedy's website on August 7th 2020, Sam's letter detailed the first exploration into the newly announced Remedy Connected Universe. The letter was later removed following renovations to the official website, coinciding with their new logo. Sam's post has been archived here for fans to enjoy regardless of when they joined the community. 

At the end of the letter, the studio teases a fifteen-minute first look in an upcoming livestream. You can watch the archived broadcast HERE

The following featured the original announcement: 

AWE: The first Remedy Connected Universe crossover event

You know we love to put Easter eggs into our games.

But what if some of them were more than Easter eggs?

What if… it’s all connected?

By now, you have maybe seen the trailer for AWE, our next expansion for Control. For over 10 years, we’ve had a crazy dream. The idea that the tales told in some of our games would be connected to each other, a connected world of stories and events with shared characters and lore. Each game is a stand-alone experience, but each game is also a doorway into a larger universe with exciting opportunities for crossover events.

Slowly, patiently, behind the scenes, we’ve been planning and plotting to make this a reality. I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you that now, the time has come to take the first concrete step on this road, establishing Remedy Connected Universe. You have no idea how happy it makes me to be able to finally make this statement.

What took place in 2010 in Alan Wake is one of the cases that the Federal Bureau of Control has been investigating. The AWE expansion is the first official Remedy Connected Universe crossover event, bringing more Alan Wake lore into Control.

And this is still just a humble beginning. We’re already hard at work on a future Remedy game that also takes place in this same universe.

I hope you enjoy the AWE expansion.


Sam Lake, Creative Director, Remedy.


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