Trying something a bit different.
The accomplished developer of Alan Wake, Max Payne, and most recently Quantum Break, Remedy Entertainment has something different planned for their next game. Partnering with Korean developer Smilegate, the Finnish studio is developing a first-person shooter, CrossFire 2.
Developed by Smilegate, the original CrossFire released in 2007 in Korea as a free-to-play, multiplayer, military shooter, coming to North America two years later. The sequel, and Remedy’s involvement, was announced at the recent China Joy 2016 Conference. Remedy, known for their character driven stories, will be working on the story mode for the upcoming game.
“The whole team here at Remedy is incredibly excited to be a key partner in developing the future of the CrossFire franchise,” the developer says in a post on their website. “Smilegate specifically chose Remedy to bring our unique blend of storytelling, memorable characters and inventive gameplay to CrossFire’s global audience.”
Early last month we learned the team is currently working on two new AAA games, one of which Head of Communications Thomas Puha described at the time as “a brand new Remedy game with a new partner.” Meanwhile the other game is only “an early concept.”
While there is still little information about CrossFire 2, Remedy took to Twitter, promising the same level of quality fans have come to expect.
We are creating the storymode with a lot of freedom. Expect a great story and memorable characters in an military FPS from us. #Crossfire2
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) July 27, 2016
“We have been developing this project for a while and couldn’t be more excited to show you what we’re working on,” the developer says.