Following delay, Control next-gen upgrades get a new release date

Following a delay of its next-gen upgrades, developer Remedy Entertainment has announced that Control: Ultimate Edition will finally be coming to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 starting in February.

The digital version of the next-gen Ultimate Edition is launching on February 2nd, 2021, while the PlayStation 5 retail version is launching March 2nd, 2021.

As for what those upgrades are, the game will come with a 60 frames per second Performance Mode and a 30 frames per second Graphics Mode that will include ray-tracing. Remedy published a sneak peek on the game’s official Twitter account:

The retail version of the Xbox Series X|S Ultimate Edition is already available, though the actual next-gen upgrades will unlock on February 2nd. It’s also available on PlayStation 4, and owners of that version of the game will get a free upgrade on PlayStation 5.

Besides having a confusing rollout and despite not even being out yet, Control: Ultimate Edition has already courted its fair share of controversy. Publisher 505 Games confirmed that players who already own the standard edition and the DLC won’t have access to the next-gen upgrades, but will have to purchase the Ultimate Edition separately. This also doesn’t seem to include the version of the game that’s available on Game Pass.

Control: Ultimate Edition is also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch via the cloud.

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