When Remedy Entertainment released Control in its original form back in August of 2019, it cemented the status of a studio capable of many great things. It may not have been a perfect gaming experience but for many it was a game like no other. Now though it’s here in full-on, proper next-gen form with release as the Control Ultimate Edition on Xbox Series X|S and PS5. If you haven’t played Control previously, now is the time to get involved – this is a game that should well be found making the most of that next-gen power.
Yes there may have been a bit of controversy surrounding how we are getting to this Xbox Series X|S and PS5 version of Control Ultimate Edition – after-all, being asked to stump up extra cash AND discovering that previous saves from old-gen won’t work, may rile many – but if that ensures that Control is the best that it can be, so be it.
Available to purchase and download from the relevant stores this minute – Xbox Store and PlayStation Store – Control Ultimate Edition for Xbox Series X|S and PS5 sees the Control dev team and those at Remedy and 505 Games bring the Oldest House to life once more, this time with all the trimmings you’d expect. That means Jesse Faden’s adventure will come with greatly improved load times, better frame rates, higher resolutions and, thankfully, less stuttering from the pause menu – something that saw our original review of Control on Xbox One drop down a notch.
Provided as a digital release for now – with full physical launch occurring on March 2nd 2021 – this next-gen offering includes the stunning base game along with the additions of The Foundation and AWE expansions in one superb package.
You’ll also get the chance to choose between running things in Performance Mode or Graphics Mode, with Xbox Series X and PS5 versions capable of hitting 60fps performance with 1440p render resoultion and 4K output in the former, and 30fps with ray tracing in the latter. Those limited to Xbox Series S will find the Performance mode allows Control to run at 60fps, no ray tracing, 900p and 1080p output. Honestly though, numbers aside, it’s going to look great. Control will hopefully play great in Ultimate Edition next-gen guise too.
Gameplay features include:
- Uncover the mysteries – Can you handle the bureau’s dark secrets? Unfold an epic supernatural struggle, filled with unexpected characters and bizarre events, as you search for your missing brother, and discover the truth that has brought you here.
- Everything is your weapon – Unleash destruction through transforming weaponry and telekinetic powers. Discover new ways to annihilate your enemies as you harness powerful abilities to turn everything around you into a lethal weapon.
- Explore a hidden world – Delve deep into the ominous expanses of a secretive government agency. Explore the Bureau’s shifting environments only to discover that there is always more than meets the eye…
- Fight for control – Battle a relentless enemy through exciting missions and challenging boss fights to earn powerful upgrades that maximize abilities and customize your weaponry.
Our full review is in the works and will let you know how things go. Keep an eye out for it. For now though if you wish to take in this brilliant storytelling adventure that is full of the weird, get over to the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store and take home your copy of Control Ultimate Edition right now.
Control Ultimate Edition contains the main game and all previously released Expansions (“The Foundation” and “AWE”) in one great value package. A corruptive presence has invaded the Federal Bureau of Control…Only you have the power to stop it. The world is now your weapon in an epic fight to annihilate an ominous enemy through deep and unpredictable environments. Containment has failed, humanity is at stake. Will you regain control? Winner of over 80 awards, Control is a visually stunning third-person action-adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Blending open-ended environments with the signature world-building and storytelling of renowned developer, Remedy Entertainment, Control presents an expansive and intensely gratifying gameplay experience.