Remedy has exciting plans for its online game Vanguard, now rebranded as “Kestrel”. The game is now shifting from a free-to-play model to a premium one, emphasizing cooperative multiplayer features. Vanguard, or Kestrel, has been in development for quite some time.
The decision to reboot Vanguard follows the completion of its proof-of-concept phase and a thorough evaluation by Remedy and Tencent, the company’s publishing partner on the project. As a result, the game is entering a new concept phase to refine its direction.
In this transition, some of the original Vanguard team members will move to other Remedy projects. At the same time, the core leadership and selected developers will concentrate on shaping the game’s new experience. This revamped version will leverage Remedy’s strengths and incorporate elements from Vanguard’s existing design, promising an exciting multiplayer adventure.
“We have made some great strides in free-to-play and multiplayer development in Vanguard. After a lot of careful consideration, we believe that taking on a new direction where the game will be built more around Remedy’s core competences is the right way to go. We are creating another distinct Remedy game with Tencent’s continued support in making a great cooperative multiplayer experience”, said Tero Virtala, the CEO of Remedy Entertainment.
This information was shared in a press release issued earlier today.