Last month, Control Publisher 505 Games confirmed that the Ultimate Edition version of the game, which bundles the original title with two expansions, is the only way to get a free upgrade to the X / S versions of the PS5 and Xbox series without buying the game again. At the time, 505 said this was an option it chose because it couldn’t bring all current generation gamers to next generation platforms, phrasing it as avoiding “leaving a group out”. This is what makes the latest development in history so confusing.
Users of the gaming forum ResetEra reported that despite owning the Deluxe Edition of the game, which is not the same as the Ultimate Edition, they had upgraded anyway. A short time later this was revoked and they were rolled back to the previous version of the game.
The decision by 505 Games not to offer most Control players an upgrade path was controversial as it was not just the base game that needed to be transferred. Two major enhancements have been made, and since performance issues on current generation systems sometimes affect frame rate, it is expected that the next generation experience will be superior.
Several other game manufacturers have announced either discounted or completely free game upgrades for next-generation platforms. Ubisoft is doing this with almost all of its upcoming games, including Watch Dogs Legion and Far Cry 6, and despite being released in 201
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