The action game Control will receive a second expansion in a few weeks. With this, Remedy will also establish the Connected Universe, which will also be the basis of a future game from the development studio.
A few days ago Remedy had announced the second expansion called AWE for the action title Control. At the end of the month, players will finally be able to venture into the deserted sector and investigate some dangerous altered world events. Although a connection to Alan Wake, released for Xbox 360 and PC in 2010, was already indicated several times in the main game, the latest trailer also confirmed this crossover.
On the official site, Creative Director Sam Lake has also touched a few words and established a Connected Universe that will continue to be used in other Remedy games in the future.
“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,” wrote Lake.
“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,” he says further.
According to Sam Lake, this is just the beginning, so they are already working on another game that will also take place in this underlying universe. However, the developer has not yet revealed any specific information about the next project.
On Thursday, August 13th, 2020, the developers would also like to reveal the first 15 minutes from the AWE expansion.