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Originally, a digital version of the upgrade for PS5 and both Xbox Series consoles was intended to launch by the end of the year, with a physical edition arriving in early 2021. The company has since announced that the next-gen version will be delayed until early 2021.
The developer stated on Twitter that, because it wants “the final quality of the game to be awesome”, it will “need a bit more time to work on [the game]”. It ended the statementby thanking the community for their time and patience.
You can read the full statement below:
An update from the development team: Control Ultimate Edition will arrive on next generation platforms early 2021.
We want the final quality of the game to be awesome, and so we need a bit more time to work on it. Thank you for your understanding and patience!
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) November 6, 2020
The next-gen versions of Control will not be free to owners of the current-gen version of the game, as compared to many other titles. Only players who own the Ultimate Edition is required of the game will be given PS5 and Xbox Series upgrades for free.
505 Games previously cited that various challenges and “blockers” have prevented it from providing free upgrades for players. It explained that “it was even more difficult to upgrade [the] current user base to next gen with full parity across platforms with [the] year-old game”.
Despite issuing these reasons, PS4 users were surprised to find they were temporarily able to access the Ultimate Edition for free. Additionally, Ghostrunner was announced to be getting a next-gen patch, which is also handled by 505 Games.
Control: Ultimate Edition recently appeared on the Nintendo Switch. Players are able to access the game via a cloud version, so long as their internet can handle the speeds.