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Remedy teaming with Tencent on co-op multiplayer shooter codenamed Vanguard

Ben Borthwick Updated on by

Remedy Entertainment has announced it’ll be teaming with Tencent to publish its upcoming multiplayer shooter, currently codenamed Vanguard.

The Alan Wake developer made the announcement in a press release on its website, declaring it had signed a “global development, license and distribution agreement” with the Chinese company for the title. In doing so, it revealed that Tencent will co-finance the game in exchange for publishing and localisation rights in “selected Asian markets”. Remedy will self-publish the game everywhere else and will be responsible for development.

Vanguard itself was first announced, in a fashion, back in February of 2020. Back then, Remedy referenced a smaller team “act with a startup mentality within the stability of a large company”. However, it was unclear whether the name referred to the game, the team or both. It now appears it indeed is the name of the game, although that could still change before release.

Regardless, the statement offered some more details on Vanguard. Namely, that it’ll be a free-to-play multiplayer co-operative shooter. The Unreal Engine-powered game is currently in a “proof-of-concept” phase. It’s being touted as “Remedy’s first entry into Games-as-a-Service business model” and will launch on PC and consoles. There’ll also be a mobile version, with development handled by Tencent.

Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy Entertainment added: “We are building something new and exciting for co-operative multiplayer space, on top of Remedy’s strengths.” There’s no release date or specific console formats announced for Vanguard yet, but we’ll keep you in the loop when we hear more.

In the meantime, Remedy have plenty of other stuff in the works. They’re working on a Control follow-up, a multiplayer spin-off named Condor and then there’s also the small matter of Alan Wake 2.


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