There are places in our world where fiction and dreams can come true.

21st August 2018
[Gamescom 2018] Day #1 Wrap Up
Nvidia Breakdown Post, Nominations, Community Artwork

Gamescom has officially started and while the first day hasn't been as hectic for the 505Games and Remedy Control team as E3, they've certainly been kept busy.

Before we start with today's news, we wanted to catch you up on the announcements from within the past twenty-four hours. Yesterday evening, following Nvidia's Gamescom Briefing, 505Games uploaded a PC tech trailer showcasing ray-tracing in Control, along with the announcement that the game will be one of the first to support the Nvidia RTX GPUs. You can watch the trailer and read the official statement in full, HERE.

Let's get on to today's news! So the reason we wanted to recap the events yesterday is due to Nvidia expanding on previous reveals. Today the company published a new blog post on their site breaking down how ray-tracing and the Nvidia RTX GPU will add realism to experience. The blog post comes with a new series of gorgeous screenshots. Some of those screenshots also make for some pretty perfect cosplay reference shots. (Although we have got hints on social media, that something in that department will be surfacing later.)

In celebration of the new PC tech demo, the wonderfully talented Melissa (@melfpic on Instagram) uploaded her latest piece featuring Jesse Faden, and it's phenomenal. Check it out below and make sure to follow her account for more beautiful artwork!

505Games posted a very quick booth tour on their Twitter page today, showing off their behind closed doors entrance and Control's eye-catching exterior display. Some sections of their booth are open to the public such as area for Overkill's The Walking Dead but as far as we can tell, the Control demo is still being shown in private demonstrations.

It may be the first day, but Remedy got their first Game of the Show nomination early on. The nomination came from Guy Yuval from GamersPack, and presented to Twitter by Remedy's Head of Communications, Thomas Puha.

While not strictly Remedy-related, a surprise announcement came today in the form of The Dark Pictures Anthology by Supermassive Games, the developers behind Until Dawn. While there's a lot of overlap between the two communities (both devs do psychological thrillers well!), another reason why it has interested a lot of Remedy fans is due to a cast member. It was announced today that Shawn Ashmore (who also played Jack Joyce in Quantum Break) will be acting in Supermassive's new game. So far little is known about the title as it was just announced, but we do know that it's part of collection of standalone horror titles and that the first game, Man of Medan. The game will launch in 2019 on PS4, XBOX One and PC.

If you're heading to Gamescom this week, don't forget to keep checking back for new tweets from @ControlRemedy. They've been giving away Control merchandise today including some pretty sweet looking FBC badges.


The Control Series

The Crossfire Series

The Quantum Break Series

The Alan Wake Series

The Max Payne Series




Icons by the incredible, Evil-Owl-Loki.

Beyond the shadow you settle for, there is a miracle illuminated.