Created and owned by the Korean game company Smilegate, Crossfire is one of the most popular FPS (first-person shooter) games in the world, with over 650 million registered and 8.5 million simultaneous players in 80 countries, generating over billion dollars in annual revenue.
Remedy and Smilegate began their Crossfire cooperation with a single player campaign titled Operation Frost, which is Remedy’s first FPS game and took roughly two and a half years to complete. It is followed by another Crossfire project, which was signed in October 2018 and is currently in production. Both projects are built using Remedy’s proprietary Northlight technology.
Crossfire project revenues are based on development payments from the publisher and potential royalties. The release schedule and communications regarding the game projects are all handled by the publisher Smilegate.
Smilegate and Tencent are expected to release a remastered PC version of the original game in China as Crossfire HD, which includes Remedy’s single player content.
Microsoft and Smilegate are bringing the game to Xbox platforms as CrossfireX, which also includes Remedy’s single player content and will be the first Crossfire game ever to be released on a console platform as it launches in 2021.