In an investor announcement (thanks Game informant), Remedy Games has confirmed its intention to partner with Chinese publishing giant Tencent to create a free-to-play cooperative shooter with worldwide appeal. Named Vanguard, the game will be IP localized by Remedy for “certain Asian markets” by Tencent and published and distributed for other markets by Remedy itself. This will be Remedy’s first game-as-a-service title.
Remedy CEO Tero Virtala explained what the partnership entails:
“Vanguard marks Remedy’s first entry into the Games as a Service business model, powered by our team of leading free-to-play experts. We’re building something new and exciting for the cooperative multiplayer space, building on the strengths of Remedy. Expanding our ability to take on publishing responsibilities is the next step in our company’s growth. We are delighted by this long-term partnership with Tencent and can confidently say that it is a great fit in supporting Vanguard’s ambitious plans. Vanguard is a global opportunity and Tencent can support Remedy internationally, while also leading operations in Asia and the mobile market. “
The rest of the little information we know about the game is for consoles and PC, with a potential mobile version being developed by Tencent. The game will also use the Unreal Engine. The full announcement can be found on Remedy’s Investor’s website. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Vanguard, but the partnership with Tencent is new.
Lately, Remedy has been busy, with Alan Wake Remastered reminding everyone why the franchise is so loved, as well as Alan Wake 2 in the development phase. Crossfire X is also nearing completion. With these games, Control and Vanguard, Remedy is having a real renaissance right now.
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