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Control Xbox Game Pass release debunked by Remedy

Developer Remedy has debunked rumours of a Control Xbox Game Pass release that started with the head of Xbox himself, Phil Spencer.

Spencer, who appeared on an Extra Life stream playing Halo: Reach inside Halo: The Master Chief Collection, started to discuss Xbox Game Pass and, seemingly, its newest addition.

“I thought Control was really good,” Spencer said. “It didn’t reach enough people so I’m glad to see that it’s coming into Game Pass, so hopefully more people will play it.”

That was news to Remedy, who took to Twitter shortly after that with a statement of its own.

“The information about Control coming to Xbox Game Pass as reported on a recent Mixer stream is incorrect,” Remedy tweeted. “We have no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time.”

If you ask us, it’s likely an official Control Xbox Game Pass announcement will come in the next few days… maybe even at The Game Awards next week. While we have zero insider knowledge on the subject, we’d bet Spencer accidentially let the cat out of the bag a little early.

Control is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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