“The Oldest House is a shifting place.”
Oh Remedy, you already have me. I’m already with you, utterly and completely. Tonight at Sony’s E3 press conference, developer Remedy revealed its latest game. Previously referred to by its working title P7, Remedy gave us our first look at Control. Here, the makers of Quantum Break and Alan Wake seem to be taking ideas from their previous creations and putting them all together in one place.
Here’s the official word from Remedy on what this game is all about:
After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, players will take on the role of Jesse Faden, the new Director struggling to regain Control. This sandbox-style, gameplay-driven experience built on the proprietary Northlight engine challenges players to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments while fighting through the deep and mysterious worlds Remedy is known and loved for.
The trailer shows off the transforming and twisting environments that the team experimented with in Quantum Break, while Jesse fights supernatural beings with her pistol a la Alan Wake.
The whole game apparently is set inside a place called The Oldest House, which sounds like something out of The Shining or House of Leaves – a place that morphs around our character’s perspective. Only this time, our character has some supernatural powers of her own as she interacts with the environment.
Remedy has been working exclusively with Microsoft since Alan Wake. This is the company’s first time going multi-platform since. We’re seeing this game at E3, so tune in later this week for our impressions.