Remedy Entertainment, the Finnish studio behind Quantum Break and Alan Wake, is co-developing the sequel to one of the world’s most popular shooters, Crossfire. Remedy will be working on the story mode for the upcoming free to play FPS Crossfire 2. Together with South Korean developer Smilegate Entertainment, announced at this week’s ChinaJoy expo.
Smilegate partnered with Remedy to co-develop Crossfire 2 in an effort “to bring Remedy’s unique blend of storytelling, memorable characters and inventive gameplay to Crossfire’s global audience,” the developer said in a release.
Crossfire was first released in 2007. Since then, the PC game has become one of the most-played online first-person shooters in the world. According to Smilegate, Crossfire has amassed more than 500 million registered players across 80 countries. Earning more than $1 billion in revenue in 2014, beating League of Legends at that time.
Story-wise, Crossfire is about two rival factions competing for a new world order. Global Risk is described as “an international private military organization that strives to fight for their own justice by helping the weak and refusing jobs that go against their beliefs.” While Black List is “a terrorist organisation that’s willing to terrorise anything in sight for money.” So it sounds like a pretty basic good vs evil setup.
Remedy is hoping to spin this seemingly banal narrative into something special. “The whole team here at Remedy is incredibly excited to be a key partner in developing the future of the Crossfire franchise. Smilegate specifically chose Remedy to bring our unique blend of storytelling, memorable characters and inventive gameplay to Crossfire’s global audience.”
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