Remedy Entertainment has sparked controversy over their latest announcement. Control: Ultimate Edition will be hitting current generation consoles on September 10th, but a recent FAQ has upset the game’s early adopters. In this FAQ, Remedy revealed that there will be no free next-gen upgrades for the standard edition of Control on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Instead, these upgrades are only available for players who buy the “Ultimate Edition” of the game. This has drawn ire from fans as most current generation games are receiving next-gen upgrades for free.
Control: Ultimate Edition does include both expansions and smaller DLC, but fans have also pointed out that people who pre-ordered the game and bought the Season Pass will have to buy the same game again in order to receive their upgrades. It’s a shockingly anti-consumer move from a developer that’s never nickle and dimed its customers before. Fans feel like Remedy are punishing them for helping the game become a huge success. New players are the one’s who will benefit from this decision the most, leaving early adopters in the mud.
Hopefully Remedy will reverse this decision in the coming days. It’s such a confusing and uncharacteristic decision that I feel like the developer simply missed the mark on this one.