Remedy Entertainment has been pretty busy recently after its acclaimed title Control gained overwhelming recognition and won numerous awards. After the new Epic Games Publishing deal, Remedy is working on two brand new titles for PC and next-gen consoles to come out in the next few years. One of these is a new AAA title whilst the other is a smaller-scale project.
“We’re working on something exciting, something big. With EpicGames as our publisher, we have incredible resources and full creative freedom. Thrilled about this opportunity. That said, for now that’s all I can tell you,” Remedy Entertainment writer and creative director Sam Lake posted on Twitter.
He followed that tweet up with another one, giving more details as to what they’re working on: “Working on two multiplatform games for next-gen consoles and PC, published by EpicGames. The 1st project is our most ambitious one yet, an AAA game already in pre-pro. The second is a new, smaller-scale project set in the same franchise.”
Much like it did with the Epic Games Store, the Fortnite developer is positioning its new ‘Epic Games Publishing’ (EGP) offshoot , launched on Thursday, as a “developer-first” initiative that lets studios retain 100 per cent of all intellectual property rights and full creative control over their work. However while we haven’t heard anything about Epic Games Store exclusivity on PC, it can be assumed if Epic is publishing the games.
“We’re building the publishing model we always wanted for ourselves when we worked with publishers,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in a statement.
Epic says the multi-platform label will cover 100 per cent of the costs of developing a title, including employee salaries, quality assurance, localisation and marketing. Once a game has recouped its development costs, the company will split profits 50/50, with Epic saying it wants creatives to “earn a fair share for their work.”