Earlier this afternoon Mikael Kasurinen (Game Director) informed the world that Control has gone gold. A huge milestone for the team. The game is now done and ready to be released to manufacturer, shipped to stores and played by gamers all around the globe.
Remedy has pulled off the impossible. In a time period of three years, the development team on Control established a new IP (narrative, universe, characters etc), implemented new tech in their Northlight engine (advanced lighting and shadow effects and a new animation system), completely overhauled their traditional approach to game design (‘Metroidvania’ style open world) to allow for a new game structure, while simultaneously develop for three platforms (PC, PS4 and Xbox).
Developing and shipping a game in today’s industry is no easy feat. To see the achievements Remedy was able to pull off in such a short time span is mind blowing. As a member of the community, it was interesting to see how Remedy’s new company structure allowed for more interaction with the community. Regular updates, behind the scene looks, a Discord channel for direct interaction with the devs and last but not least an ‘Alternate Reality’ game that included a riddle that made many of us scratch our heads for days.
It has been an amazing journey and there’s still so much more to come. I can’t wait to have the game in my hands and give it a go. Have you already pre-ordered the game?