Remedy mini-documentary teases "very dark and serious" next game

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Not that anyone expected a game connected to Control and Alan Wake to be a jolly ol' time, but Remedy has confirmed it's next game will be "very dark and serious."

In a new mini-documentary (opens in new tab), Remedy communications director Thomas Puha briefly spoke on the studio's next game, which ties into both Control and Alan Wake (opens in new tab).

"All of our games have been so dark and melancholy, so now we're only going to use yellow, and red, and pink, like you're literally walking into a candy store," Puha joked. "No, it's going to be really dark and serious."

The whole three-minute documentary is worth a watch, with some interesting insights from the developers and neat behind-the-scenes footage of the studio recording ambient sounds like guns cocking and footsteps in running over dirt.

In an accompanying blog post (opens in new tab) from Epic, the publisher said it's "too early to shed light on Remedy's next games," but said the studio has a "robust and exciting vision." We already know we're getting the long-awaited Control/Alan Wake crossover (opens in new tab) in the former's next DLC - you can check out a whole 15 minutes of gameplay for the Control: AWE expansion (opens in new tab) - and it's also been confirmed that Remedy is currently working two new games (opens in new tab) looking towards next-gen.

If you've yet to jump into the mind-bending world of Remedy's latest, the Control Ultimate Edition (opens in new tab) bundle is available now and includes all DLC and, get this, free next-gen upgrades on PS5 (opens in new tab) and Xbox Series X (opens in new tab).

ICYMI: Control was our top pick for the best games of 2019 (opens in new tab).

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.