Control‘s Director, Mikael Kasurinen, has confirmed the game has gone gold. Remedy has finished working on the game. After three years of development, “new tech, new game structure, new direction,” and “three platforms,” the 1.0 version of the game is complete, ready to be printed and shipped. An image of a burned disk accompanied Kasurinen’s tweet, with “Control” and “Gold” written on it. You can check it out below:
— Mikael Kasurinen (@MikaelKasurinen) July 24, 2019
Now that Control has gone gold, we can expect the game to hit its target release date of August 27, 2019.
Much like Remedy’s past work, Control is a third-person action-adventure game, this time with a focus on supernatural elements. Although, unlike the studio’s previous games, Control will lean into a Metroidvania structure, wherein you can explore the areas of the game in a non-linear format and backtrack to unlock new areas. This is likely what Kasurinen meant when he said “new game structure.”
In Control, you take on the role of Jesse Faden, a secret U.S. government agent who’s tasked with studying the supernatural and restoring order. The gameplay will allow you to utilize firearms, as well as telekinesis to take down enemies. PlayStation Lifestyle got to try an early build of Control at E3 2019 and, while we weren’t blown away by our short demo, the game still seems like it has the potential to captivate an audience.
One interesting thing is that Remedy has stated that the world of Control would be perfect for sequels, despite just wrapping up production on the first one. Although, this is likely dependent on how the initial game performs in terms of sales.
Many are excited about Control due to Remedy’s track record, but one thing the community can’t seem to shake is the idea of a sequel to Alan Wake. Remedy’s founder, Sam Lake, recently revealed that the studio has been wanting to make Alan Wake 2 for years, so perhaps that will be the team’s next project after Control ships.
Either way, we have Control to look forward to when it releases for PS4 and other platforms soon.