Remedy’s latest financial report brings some important news about Project Vanguard, the free-to-play GaaS financed by Tencent: the leaders of the Finnish software house explain that they have transformed the title into a ‘premium’ video game with a cooperative vocation.
During the last meeting with shareholders, Remedy specified that the volatile nature of the market for so-called ‘freemium video games’ has pushed the company, in concert with the Chinese holding, to reconsider the original vision of Vanguard.
From the ashes of Vanguard was born Kestrel, a premium video game “with a strong cooperative multiplayer component. Part of the former Vanguard development team will work on other internal projects going forward, while core leadership and select members of the Vanguard team will shape Project Kestrel and focus on bringing this conceptual title to fruition. The new Kestrel experience will be more closely tied to Remedy’s core strengths and will borrow many of the features and assets originally designed for Vanguard.”
The CEO of Remedy Entertainment, Tero Virtalabelieves that this important change will benefit both developers and users: “With Project Kestrel we will create a new video game in pure Remedy style. Tencent will remain by our side and continue to support us in realizing this Exceptional cooperative multiplayer experience“.
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