Control Heading to Next-Gen Consoles Digitally Next February
Control will be launching on next-gen consoles digitally first, with a physical release arriving a month later
Remedy’s hit title Control is finally making its way to next-gen consoles. The game will launch digitally on February 2 for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, with a physical launch coming just a month later.
A post on the game’s Twitter account showed off some of the new features coming to Control‘s next-gen versions. Namely, players will be able to choose between a performance mode or a graphics mode. The former includes a performance mode that sets the game’s framerate to a butter-smooth 60. In graphics mode, Control will maintain 30 fps but feature ray-tracing. Today’s post on Twitter also came with a trailer showing off the game in both modes on PS5.
The next-gen version of Control titled Control: Ultimate Edition, found itself in hot water earlier this year due to publisher 505 Games. Players of Control on last-gen consoles were dismayed to hear that they would have to purchase the game again rather than receive a free upgrade for its next-gen version. This only applies to owners of the regular version of Control rather than its Ultimate Edition, which also released on last-gen consoles. The issue was only exacerbated when some PS4 owners of Control were upgraded to the Ultimate Edition only to have their game reverted to its base version.
Owners of Control: Ultimate Edition will be able to upgrade to the game’s next-gen version with no issue. Likewise, owners of the base game will be able to play it on next-gen consoles via backward compatibility. However, playing the game this way won’t bring all the benefits afforded by next-gen hardware.
If playing Control on next-gen hardware isn’t your style, the game also recently released on another platform. The game is now available on the Switch, although not in physical form. Customers will have to purchase it digitally and stay connected to the internet while playing.