Control: Ultimate Edition will soon get an upgrade for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. So far, the game is able to run via backwards compatibility on both the consoles. However, a next-gen upgrade is on its way, which comes with exciting visual enhancements as well. While an upgrade was known to be coming, developer Remedy Entertainment has announced a released date for the same.
In a post on Twitter, Remedy revealed that Control: Ultimate Edition will get a next-gen upgrade on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. This will launch digitally on Feb 2, 2021, and will be available physically on March 2, 2021. This announcement was also accompanied by a short teaser of the game’s visual enhancements. Take a look at the full announcement, below.
Do note this will NOT be a free upgrade for players who do not have the Ultimate Edition of the game. Remedy Entertainment has clarified its stance on this decision in a blog post on the official website. As a result, players who own the base version of the game and the battle pass will still not get free upgrades as they do not have the Ultimate Edition.
Additionally, new buyers will also only be able to purchase the Ultimate Edition with the upgrades and not the base game. Clearly, Remedy has not decided to take the path that many other developers have chosen.
Since its launch in 2019, Control has managed to sell over two million copies worldwide. The game is definitely a unique experience in itself, and Remedy has been rewarded for its efforts. The game also received fantastic reviews where critics praised the game’s mechanics, story, and visuals.
IGN’s Jonathon Dornbush wrote, “Control is set in an engrossingly weird paranormal world that I couldn’t help but explore. Jesse’s versatile psychic skills and main weapon make for thrilling ranged combat.
“And thanks to a strong supporting cast, a well-written script, and plenty of intriguing breadcrumb trails, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my adventure through the shifting rooms of Oldest House. Jesse’s personal story feels like an afterthought next to that, but there’s enough to Control’s world that I remain invested in uncovering every secret, even though the story’s over.”
The Ultimate Edition for PS5 and Series X will also soon get its own trailer. Keep watching this space for further updates on the same.