The control studio Remedy is making a free-to-play shooter with Tencent

Remedy has revealed the first new details of its upcoming multiplayer shooter. The game, which is currently the code name Vanguard, will be a free-to-play shooter and will be released in collaboration with Tencent.

Vanguard will be a co-op PvE shooter that “combines Remedy’s narrative expertise and action gameplay into an immersive multiplayer experience,” the company said in its announcement. The game will be developed using Unreal Engine and will mark Remedy Entertainment’s first attempt to develop a game-as-a-service title.

The team behind the game was assembled by Remedy way back in 2018, specifically to create an ongoing live multiplayer game, the studio said. According to the announcement Vanguard is currently in the proof-of-concept stage – in other words, it’s still quite early in development. When it is published, Vanguard will be released by Remedy in all non-Asian markets, where it will be located and released by Tencent. The new partnership also gives Tencent the rights to create a mobile version of Vanguard as well.

This new shooter is not the only project that Remedy has in the works. The developer is also working on a new story mode for the free-to-play shooter CrossfireX, as it unveiled a new trailer for earlier this month.

Along with these more shooter-focused games, Remedy is also returning to its own IP with its recently unveiled sequel, Alan Wake 2. This will be the developer’s first true successor since Max Payne 2, which was launched in 2003. Vanguard is also not the only multiplayer title that Remedy has in the works when the company announced a multiplayer spinoff for Control earlier this year.

The partnership announcement does not mention a potential release date for Vanguard (or what its real title will be), but the game will be available on pc and consoles when it arrives.

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