This morning, Remedy Entertainment gave fans a quick update on the future of their latest game Control, including a tease of a crossover featuring one of their past games, Alan Wake.
To start, Control will receive a photo mode coming sometime this fall. The new featuring is free to all players to take photos of Jesse and the haunting Oldest House.
Next, a new game mode called Expeditions that “will be a challenging new end-game mode in which Jesse must help Security Chief Arish explore the mysterious Formation and its strange surroundings.” Expeditions will have you “face some of the greatest challenges that the Oldest House can throw at you,” so it looks like the excellent combat will be a major focus for the new mode. Expeditions is also free for all players and is expected to launch this December.
Remedy also detailed two paid content expansions, which is something we’ve already known is coming. Both The Foundation and AWE will launch in early 2020 and mid-2020, respectively. Both expansions will include new story missions, enemies, and mechanics. The Foundation will delve into the history of the Oldest House at the request of the Board. Remedy notes to expect things to get weird.
AWE will take Jesse to a new location in the Oldest House, the Investigations Sector. Remedy didn’t detail much else about AWE, but the roadmap image hints at the possible crossover. Look close enough, and you’ll see the AWE logo split in half. The top half features the box art for Remedy’s 2010 cult-classic Xbox 360 game, while the bottom half shows the stark red imagery Control fans should expect.
Alan Wake, of course, was an Xbox 360 exclusive that first launched in 2010. The game followed the titular Alan Wake, an author trying to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s disappearance in the town of Bright Falls. While Microsoft published the original game, Remedy regained the full rights to the IP in July of this year.
While this may come as a shock, you might have figured this crossover was bound to happen. Throughout Control, you’ll stumble across collectibles that help flesh out the world. Eventually, you’ll find documents hinting that hint the events of Alan Wake were an “Altered World Events” or AWE. Maybe we’ll see a true Alan Wake sequel sometime in the future after all.
We gave Control a four out of five highlighting the game’s combat and strange elements to its story, even if it has some shortcomings. You can read our full review here.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited about the Alan Wake crossover? What about the possibilities of a sequel? Let us know in the comments below.
Brandon is a Journalism student at the University of Nevada, Reno. He loves all games, but don’t get him started on Kingdom Hearts. He wishes every console had a handle like the GameCube.