Developer Remedy and publisher 505 Games have announced Control Ultimate Edition, which will debut August 27 on Steam and then gradually reach other platforms. Control Ultimate Edition will include the game itself, two add-ons (The Foundation and AWE) and all released updates.
Its release schedule is as follows:
- August 27 — Steam (AWE DLC will be released at the same time)
- September 10 — Epic Game Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (digital edition)
- Late 2020 — PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (physical edition)
- Late 2020 — PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (digital)
- Early 2021 — PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (physical)
However, the news came along with an announcement that is drawing criticism from the gaming community
According to the official FAQ, only customers who own Control Ultimate Edition on the PS4 and Xbox One will receive a free upgrade for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
In other words, you can pick up a digital copy on September 10 for the PS4 or Xbox One and get a free upgrade for next-gen consoles when they are released later this year.
But if you already own the standard version of Control, you won’t be eligible for a free upgrade for next-gen consoles.
This decision is already being actively criticized. Why are the original buyers deprived of the free update, even though they supported the game before the buyers of the new edition?
Control Ultimate Edition will be available for $39.99.