Control is one of 2019’s finest titles (and Game Informer’s Game of the Year) but its performance – especially on base PS4/Xbox One units – could be spotty at times. Remedy has announced the new-gen port of Control: Ultimate Edition, which bundles the base game and its two expansions, with a teaser video providing a taste of how much better the game runs with the added horsepower of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
The brief video, recorded on a PS5, offers just a slice of a larger showcase trailer coming at some point in the near future. It gets the point across, though, mainly in how smooth the menu navigation is. That sounds mundane, but any Control player on console can attest to how painfully sluggish the menus are (even on Xbox One X) so this is actually rather exciting. Ultimate Edition on current consoles feature a 60 fps performance mode and 30 fps graphics mode with ray tracing. Get a glimpse at the enhancements below.
Control: Ultimate Edition launched in August for last-gen and PC, and includes The Foundation and Awe expansions. Remedy has taken flak for not offering a free next-gen upgrade to those who purchased the original game and its expansions separately (you had to specifically buy the Ultimate Edition on last-gen to get free upgrades). It’s been a busy 2020 for Control overall, with the launch of the Awe, the recently released Switch port, and the game’s arrival to Xbox Game Pass.
Control: Ultimate Edition launches digitally February 2. The retail version hits stores on March 2. You can read our review of the original game here, as well as our impressions of The Foundation DLC.