The developer has confirmed that this new universe is building towards Remedy’s next game, and there’s no better way to prepare than with Control: Ultimate Edition, which was announced Wednesday was first shown off during the August 6 PlayStation State of Play, but the Control: Ultimate Edition reveal by publisher 505 Games happened Wednesday morning.
An interconnected series of stories in gaming could one day soon resemble the Marvel Cinematic Universe featuring titles from Remedy Games. With the Control “AWE” expansion that comes out later this month, Remedy will connect the title with Remedy’s beloved Xbox 360 cult classic Alan Wake. The developer has confirmed that this new universe is building towards Remedy’s next game, and there’s no better way to prepare than with Control: Ultimate Edition, which was announced Wednesday
Control: Ultimate Edition release date and price
was first shown off during the August 6 PlayStation State of Play, but the Control: Ultimate Edition reveal by publisher 505 Games happened Wednesday morning. This version of the game will only cost $39.99. It’ll launch for Steam on August 27 despite the base game previously being an Epic Game Store exclusive on PC.
Digital versions of Control: Ultimate Edition will be released on PS4 and Xbox One September 10, just a couple weeks after the “AWE” expansion launches.
Initially, Control: Ultimate Edition will only be available digitally, but physical PS4 and Xbox One copies will hit retail before the end of the year. Even better, the previously teased next-gen versions of Control: Ultimate Edition were also confirmed and should be out digitally in 2020 around the time that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 launch. Then, physical PS5 and Xbox Series X copies of the game will hit stores in 2021.
Both next-gen versions of the game will support Smart Delivery, but it comes with one major caveat: it only applies to Control: Ultimate Edition. That means players who spent $59.99 on Control and $24.99 on the game’s expansion pass can’t upgrade, but those who get Control: Ultimate Edition, which includes all updates and DLC, will only have to pay $40.
If you’ve been waiting to pick up control, wait just a little longer for Control: Ultimate Edition to come out and pick that up to make the next-gen transition smooth. It’s also a great game to pick up if you’re interested in the connected universe of games that that Remedy Entertainment is currently creating.
What to know about Remedy’s Connected Universe
While Control’s connection to Alan Wake has long been teased and theorized, the “AWE” expansion will directly connect Control to the cult classic Xbox 360 horror game about a struggling writer.
“Players will be required to enter the Investigations Sector and confront the creature lurking within this long-abandoned part of the Bureau,” an of the expansion explains. “To reclaim the Investigations Sector from its clutches, Jesse will need to explore the Altered World Events investigated here, including one from the town of Bright Falls where Jesse learns more about the disappearance of the writer Alan Wake.”
Considering that Control was apparently teased it isn’t surprising that the games are now officially linked. This isn’t for a one-off crossover DLC either, it’s the start of a connected universe. A separate post on reveals that Alan Wake and Control are part of a long-planned connected universe where “each game is a stand-alone experience, but each game is also a doorway into a larger universe with exciting opportunities for crossover events.”