Alan Wake II leads upcoming Remedy lineup with Max Payne and Control

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Alan Wake II leads the lineup from Remedy, joined by remasters for Max Payne 1 and Max Payne 2 with help from Rockstar as well as a double bill of Control games. The PS5 and PS4 certainly are going to get their fix.

Alan Wake II just makes up one of five new potential PlayStation games in development at Remedy, having once been closely associated with Xbox. The team is also bringing its Control series and Rockstar's Max Payne series back to life.

Alan Wake IIAlan Wake II leads the charge

Max Payne and Control have multiple new games

Remedy Entertainment has a five-game lineup set to potentially hit PS4 and PS5 over the next few years, as outlined by its recent investors call. Front and centre is the already-announced Alan Wake II, which will follow up on Remedy's cult Xbox 360 hit Alan Wake. The sequel is in full production now and is set to find us in the dark of 2023. You can get your fix ahead of time by playing Alan Wake Remastered.

Were the Control trophies not enough for you? Well, you have two more Control games to look forward to, so that should keep your urges at bay.. Codename Condor is a multiplayer spin-off that will embark on the perilous live-service model path. It's in the prototype phase and co-op plans are in place, but its development will take quite some time yet. Codename Heron, meanwhile, is a "bigger budget Control game." This is in the concept phase and looks like it will be a real tech showcase — though, it too is quite a ways off.

control key artControl was a big hit on PS4 and PS5

Now, the Max Payne 1&2 Remake is, interestingly, only being developed by a small team, with a document provided to investors stating that Rockstar and Remedy will be "utilizing production and technology synergies" across their projects. This suggests that Take-Two is still looking to find a way to automate remasters as it did with Grove Street Games' Grand Theft Auto Vice City Definitive Edition and its brethren (to little qualitative success, but plenty of commercial gain).

Will any of these become one of the best PS5 games in future? Will, we think that the Control sequel has a chance! Let us know what you think down there in the comments.
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favorite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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