Control Ultimate Edition has been announced as the only current- to next-gen upgrade path for consumers, meaning those who’ve already bought the game on Xbox One and PS4 will need to buy it again to play on Xbox Series X and PS5.
Priced at $39.99 USD (we’re confirming Australian pricing), the Control Ultimate Edition will contain the base game and all expansions including 27 August’s upcoming AWE. It will be available on 27 August on Windows PC via Steam — the launch of the game on that particular platform — followed by a general release on Windows PC via Epic Games Store, Xbox One and PS4 from 10 September.
“We will offer a free next-gen digital upgrade for those who buy Control Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” publisher 505 Games specified. “The free upgrade path to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 version of Control is only available for Control Ultimate Edition.”
In a time where most current- to next-gen upgrades are being delivered as free — like Destiny 2, Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077, Doom Eternal and more — it’s hard not to be disappointed by this tactic. In fact, Control joins NBA 2K21 as one of the only games with a current- to next-gen upgrade path that’ll hit you in the wallet.
On the flipside, Control was our Game of the Year for 2019 so if you’re going to rebuy a game, this is a good one to choose. What do you make of the situation?
Control is currently available on Windows PC via Epic Games Store, Xbox One and PS4; it heads to Steam alongside the AWE expansion on all platforms from 27 August.