Remedy Entertainment have announced the digital PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X release date of Control Ultimate Edition has been delayed to early 2021.
Control is available on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Ultimate Edition is also available on those platforms (on Windows PC via the Epic Games Store, and Steam).
The Ultimate Edition was also originally slated for 2020 digitally on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X; with an early 2021 physical release for both next-gen consoles. However, developer Remedy Entertainment have now issued a statement via Twitter that the Ultimate Edition will now come to next-gen consoles; digitally or otherwise, in early 2021.
An update from the development team: Control Ultimate Edition will arrive on next generation platforms early 2021.
We want the final quality of the game to be awesome, and so we need a bit more time to work on it. Thank you for your understanding and patience!
Control Ultimate Edition has had a rocky road since its announcement. We previously reported on that game being the only way to upgrade Control to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
This drew ire from many, as other next-gen upgrades had been free. Publisher 505 Games later explained that the issue stemmed from the challenges of upgrading the game due to not wanting to exclude players.
Players of Control also briefly found they were able to upgrade to the Ultimate Edition despite 505 Games prior statements; only to lose access 24 hours later, and be asked to buy it. 505 Games later stated that the physical version of the Ultimate Edition on Xbox One required an online connection to download “the latest expansions;” as the Xbox One disc was too small.
UPDATE: You can find the full rundown on the game (via Steam) below.
Control Ultimate Edition
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.
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.
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