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Control Is Offering Free Next Gen Upgrade Only To Those Who Own New Ultimate Edition


The developers of the Third-Person-Shooter Control have decided not to give a free upgrade to players unless they buy the new Ultimate Edition.

 The entire gaming world is waiting on the new PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles to make their debut. Most of the popular games and even some not so popular ones have offered free upgrades for their games to use on the new consoles. Except of course the extremely popular Third-person Action-Adventure game Control.

The developers of the game, Remedy Entertainment have made the decision that even if players own the full game and all its expansions, they won’t be getting a free upgrade.

The new “Ultimate Edition” of Control will be launched for PC via Steam on the 27th of August and then the Epic games store, PS4, and Xbox One on the 10th of September.

This “Ultimate Edition” consists of the base game and two expansions only and costs almost R700.

Even if you already own the base game and decide to buy the expansions now you won’t be eligible for the free upgrade. This marketing tactic seems to be a slap in the face of fans and those who have already forked out the cash for the base game and its expansions.

Control Is Offering Free Next Gen Upgrade Only To Those Who Own New Ultimate Edition

There are no clear answers as to why Remedy Entertainment has decided to go this route when numerous others have given free upgrades to their loyal fans. The publisher 505 Games have said nothing about this decision and simply stated in the FAQ section:

“Will Control Ultimate Edition give me access to Control on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5? We will offer a free next-gen digital upgrade for those who buy Control Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.”

“What if I purchased the original version of Control previously? The free upgrade path to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 version of Control is only available for Control Ultimate Edition.”

In all likelihood, this is nothing more than a money-making scheme, but we will keep you up to date with the latest news on this developing story.