Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind games like Alan Wake and Quantum Break, has started to tease details about its next game, which is currently codenamed P7 or Project 7. The studio has reached a deal with publisher 505 Games, who will cover the game’s physical and digital release on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Now that’s all well and good, and we’re pleased about the partnership, but we’re much more excited to hear about what the game will be. 505 Games is actually giving Remedy Entertainment €7.75 million ($8.46 million) in funding to develop P7, which is quite a whack of cash.
In the announcement, Remedy teases that the game will be a “cinematic third-person action game set in a new Remedy-created universe”. Basically, that means that this won’t be the long-awaited Alan Wake 2.
At the end of last year, Microsoft’s marketing boss said that Quantum Break “sold really well”, but “just like every movie, not every game needs a sequel”. So it could be that this new game won’t be connected to Quantum Break either. It sounds like this P7 game will be a brand new IP for the Finnish studio.
“Featuring an intriguing story and a game structure offering a long-lasting experience, P7 contains the deepest game mechanics yet in a Remedy game,” said the studio in a statement. “The game is built on Remedy’s proprietary Northlight technology.”
“We have a strong vision of what P7 should be,” added Remedy CEO Tero Virtala. “505 Games brings into this partnership experience and competencies that help us successfully make this vision become reality together. Remedy is also investing in P7 and is deeply committed to creating a unique gaming experience that will keep the players engaged and playing for a long time to come. We are really excited to embark on this journey with 505 Games.”
We’ll bring you the latest on Project 7 or P7 as it happens, but with development being in these early stages, fresh news could well be a while.