Remedy has revealed the first new details about its upcoming multiplayer shooter. The game, now codenamed Vanguard, will be a free to play shooter and will published in cooperation with Tencent.
Vanguard will be a co-op PvE shooter that “combines Remedy’s narrative expertise and action gameplay into one immersive multiplayer experience,” the company said in its announcement. The game will be developed using the Unreal Engine and will mark Remedy Entertainment’s first foray into developing a game-as-a-service title.
The team behind the game is Assembled by Remedy The studio said it was back in 2018, specifically to create an ongoing live multiplayer game. According to the announcement, Vanguard It’s currently in the proof-of-concept stage – in other words, it’s still pretty early in development. When it was released, Vanguard will be released by Remedy in all markets outside of Asia, where it will be localized and published by Tencent. The new partnership also grants Tencent the right to create a mobile version of Vanguard also.
This new shooter isn’t the only project Remedy has in the works. The developer is also working on a new story mode for the free-to-play shooter CrossfireX, which it reveals a New trailer earlier this month.
Along with these more shooting-focused games, Remedy is also returning to its own IP with the recently revealed sequel, Alan Wake 2. It will be the developer’s first real sequel since Max Payne 2, launched in 2003. Vanguard Nor is it the only multiplayer title Remedy has in the works, as the company announced Multiplayer Spinoff Coming Control this early year.
The partnership announcement doesn’t mention a potential release date for Vanguard (or whatever its real title would be), but the game will be available on PC and consoles when it launches.