If it already wasn’t messy enough, developer Remedy may have dug themselves into a deeper hole. Their hit title Control is now under more controversy after players with Deluxe Editions have accidentally been upgraded to Ultimate, until it was reverted back.
This comes right after Remedy was under fire for not letting players receive free next-gen upgrades unless they bought Ultimate Editions. As to giving an explanation why, Remedy said this on their community blog,
The upgrade path that we are offering is only possible when upgrading from the same version of the game. As we are only doing additional development on Control Ultimate Edition on the next gen platforms, we are unfortunately unable to offer an upgrade path to all existing Control players.
Now just a month later, fans are confused and upset when seeing their Control Deluxe Editions accidentally upgraded to Ultimate. This implies that Remedy was either lying or mistaken on this fact. Seeing as they revoked the upgrade, it seems as though they did in fact have control over the upgrade path; no pun intended.
This is getting absurd: 505 Games has accidentally upgraded owners of the Digital Deluxe edition of Control to the Ultimate Edition (which includes next-gen compatibility) – and then reversed it
— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 11, 2020
The reveal came from a resetera post the day before. Not just one, but dozens of players revealed that their Deluxe Editions turned into Ultimates without notice. It only took over half a day for Remedy to revert the accident. We have yet to see a response from Remedy on this tumultuous mistake.