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Remedy Cancels Multiplayer Game Kestrel to Focus on ‘Existing Franchises’

Remedy Entertainment – the studio behind the Alan Wake and Control games – has canceled one of its games. Along with parent company Tencent, the developer is putting the brakes on its co-op multiplayer title, which was codenamed “Kestrel.”

Devs to be reassigned to other projects

In a recent statement published on the investor’s section of the studio’s website, Remedy Entertainment has made the decision to cancel Kestrel. The reason behind this is so the company can “focus more on the other games in its portfolio.”

The message goes on to say that those working on the project – with work beginning on it in November 2023 – will be reassigned. Kestrel originally began as a “reboot from an earlier project codenamed Vanguard.”

While it’s always sad news when games get canceled, it does mean Remedy will be able to put more into some of its upcoming releases by freeing up developers who were working on Kestrel.

As for what’s actually in the pipeline, it was mentioned not long ago that Remedy Entertainment was moving to the next stages of development for some of its games. Such examples include Control 2 and the remake of Max Payne.

The studio released Alan Wake 2 last October to high praise. Spending 13 years in development, it was the long-awaited sequel to the Xbox 360 cult hit. The new entry went on to win several awards, including The Game Awards 2023’s Game of the Year, as well as bagging a BAFTA for Artistic Achievement.

No word has yet been said about when the Max Payne remake or Control sequel will be coming out, but hopefully, the developer or publisher will have something to say about these projects soon.

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