The Player and Environment (PVE) title will bring “Remedy’s action gameplay and narrative expertise into an immersive multiplayer experience” said the developer. It’s making games for PC and consoles, but it’ll probably be a while before Remedy offers a look at it. Vanguard, as it’s still in concept testing.
Remedy will release the game in most countries, although Tencent will localize and release it in some Asian markets. Companies are co-sponsoring Vanguard, this will be a regularly updated live service game. Remedy and Tencent will each pay their own publishing and operating costs, and they will split a share of the revenue after they earn back what they spent in development.
In addition, Tencent will produce and publish the mobile version of Vanguard, is the original intellectual property of Remedy. The Chinese group will cover development and publishing costs, and will share revenue with Remedy.
“Vanguard marks Remedy’s first entry into the Games as a Service business model, made possible by our leading team of free-to-play experts. We’re building something new and exciting for the cooperative multiplayer space, beyond Remedy’s strengths,” Remedy CEO Tero Virtala said in a statement.Vanguard is a global opportunity, and Tencent can support Remedy internationally, while also leading its operations in Asia and the mobile market. “
Remedy has several other games on its block medium. Back in June, it announced a co-op PVE game based on Control, as well as a larger-budget sequel. Earlier this month, the studio confirmed that they were working on Alan Wake 2, sequel to the hit classic of 2010 The remedy is re-released this year. The developer is also working on the single-player component of the first-person shooter CrossfireX.
For Tencent, the long-term partnership builds on a long string of gaming deals the company made in 2021. It has buying or join over 100 gaming-related businesses this year. Most recently, Tencent buying Back to 4 health Turtle Rock Studios producer.
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