The next-gen upgrades coming to Remedy Entertainment’s Control have been delayed until early 2021, with the team saying they need “a bit more time to work on it.”
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!
— Control 🔦🔻 (@ControlRemedy) November 6, 2020
Already available for sale on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions were expected to release digitally at the end of 2020, before heading to retail for the start of 2021.
The release was announced back in August and immediately courted controversy as it was revealed that buying this new version of the game would be the only way to get an upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. 505 Games came back and tried to explain why they had to create a new version and could not offer either free or paid upgrades, but this only really stirred up the hornets nest further.
Either way, the game is fantastic. In our Control review, Aran wrote:
Control is one of the best story-focused single player games in years. Its unique mix of surrealism, sci-fi and mystery draws you in, but doesn’t give everything away, and the combat is fantastically varied and provides just enough challenge. A culmination of everything that went before, Control is Remedy’s magnum opus.