Remedy has announced its new game, Control, during Sony’s 2018 E3 press conference, and it looks ... strange? The game is coming in 2019, and features a female protagonist who shoots enemies with a shape-shifting gun. It’s the sort of thing that doesn’t give us much to go on, but Remedy’s track record speaks for itself.
The short trailer features a number of striking images and strong use of shapes and shifting designs to try to make an impression, but without more information it was a bit hard to follow. This was a surprising reveal, but we wish there had been a bit more, or really anything, to give us a sense of what the game is about or what it’s trying to do. At least we know it exists now?
Here’s the official description from the press release:
After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, players will take on the role of Jesse Faden, the new Director struggling to regain Control. This sandbox-style, gameplay-driven experience built on the proprietary Northlight engine challenges players to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments while fighting through the deep and mysterious worlds Remedy is known and loved for.
The Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer has talked about having another game in development for years, but details have been scant. The level of secrecy is pretty impressive. Control is being published by 505 games. You can look at the gallery of screenshots below if you want to try to guess what’s going on.