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Topic: Control now PS Plus - disgusted!

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Chimhog

I'm sorry but I am disgusted at Remedy over this whole Control debacle.

1) I had the PS4 version of the game

2) we were told that there would not be a free avenue to upgrade to the PS5 edition. If you wanted all the bells and whistles you needed to buy the Ultimate Edition.

3) buy the Ultimate Edition in preparation for PS5 release (albeit discounted).

4) PS5 edition is delayed into 2021.

5) PS Plus announcement for Feb. Control Ultimate Edition for PS4 and PS5.

I'm disgusted by this. I've paid out once, paid out again after being told I had to if I wanted a PS5 edition and now... Its freaking free to Plus members (which I am).

This, to me, is completely fraudulent and they have taken consumers for an absolute ride. Paid for the game twice ffs and now giving it away months later.

Do we have any recourse? Likely not but I'm so angry about it!

Chimhog

AdamNovice

Moral of the story... be patient.

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nessisonett

It is pretty silly to be fair. They made it clear that you’d have to pay for the PS5 upgrade.

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AdamNovice

Except they didn't say anything about Plus because it wouldn't have been on the cards yet. If people can't be bothered waiting then that's the risk you take.

AdamNovice

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@AdamNovice Come on, OP clearly has a point as it’s only been 3 months and there were statements from Remedy outright saying that the game wouldn’t be free. It would be like Microsoft releasing an exclusive saying that it wouldn’t be on Game Pass and then adding it to Game Pass 3 months after release.

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LieutenantFatman

Woooah, try not to lose Control!

LieutenantFatman

Octane

Remedy already lost my confidence when they started the whole debacle. I was never going to buy the game again just for the upgrade. This is just [email protected]#£bag move on top of it. They're in it for the money, and it's obvious. They don't care if people bought the Ultimate edition for the upgrade if they can get a lump sum from Sony a month later to put it on PS+.

Octane

leucocyte

has it definitely been 100% confirmed that if you redeem the PS+ version in february, the PS5 native version will be downloadable without cost in march?.. i kinda half expect there to be a bunch of caveats with this being available on PS+.

i'm more curious on whether the announcement has any significance on sony's wider relationship with remedy.. rumours on them working on something exclusively for PS5 have done a number of rounds.

leucocyte

JohnnyShoulder

Surely the publisher is more at fault rather than the developer? Outrage should be towards 505 Games.

I did almost buy the ultimate edition when it was on sale, but stopped myself as I already had Demon's Souls and am trying to only buy games that I will play straight away.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
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Th3solution

Yeah, I feel for those who’ve bought the game twice now. I wonder if the backlash about having to pay for the upgrade played any role in the decision to just give it away on Plus.

I’m thrilled at having it on Plus next month, since I was waiting to buy it until after the upgrade released for PS5

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Tasuki

I will just post what I said in the article.

Give it a rest people. That the gamble you take by having a PS+ membership. I can't tell you how many times I bought a game only to have it offered as a PS+ game a month or two later.

I mean to only thing you can do is not buy games at all and just sit and hope they come to PS+ or whatever.

This is one reason I feel that instead of giving a free game with PS+ give a $20 dollar coupon instead every month so we can choose what game we would like.

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Mega-Gazz

I didn’t buy it twice, but I expressely bought the ultimate edition in the Black Friday sale because of the ps5 upgrade. I haven’t touched the game yet because I was waiting for the ps5 version. Kinda bait-and-switch, but at least it was a good sale.

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Chimhog

Tasuki wrote:

I will just post what I said in the article.

Give it a rest people. That the gamble you take by having a PS+ membership. I can't tell you how many times I bought a game only to have it offered as a PS+ game a month or two later.

I mean to only thing you can do is not buy games at all and just sit and hope they come to PS+ or whatever.

This is one reason I feel that instead of giving a free game with PS+ give a $20 dollar coupon instead every month so we can choose what game we would like.

Sorry but you miss the point. Yes win some or lose some on a game that'd may have already been out, say, 12 months.

To be told you need to re buy the game for PS5 to get the upgrades, then to announce it is on Plus before its general release, is beyond low.

Sorry.

Chimhog

JapaneseSonic

One way of looking at it is this all comes from people expecting - not hoping or wanting - EXPECTING that they would get the ps5 version for free because they already had the ps4 version. Ok, that has happened with other games, but it doesn't mean we're entitled to it with every game, does it? Last gen I don't remember people complaining that they had to pay for Tlou remastered on ps4 and feeling entitled to a free upgrade, but now almost everything has to be given to us for free or we're throwing our toys out the pram and using words like 'disgusted'. There are plenty of things to be disgusted about in the world right now, and Control being 'free' on Plus isn't one of them. Get some perspective.

JapaneseSonic

Octane

@JapaneseSonic That's not necessarily true. A $10 upgrade fee (or whatever it would be) wasn't even on the table; you effectively have to buy the game again if you want the PS5 patch. They're not updating the base game. To be told to buy the game on PS4, put it on sale, and then give it away for free to PS+ subscribers just isn't a good look. It wasn't last year when they announced that only the upcoming Ultimate edition would be patched on PS5, and it certainly isn't now.

Let's say you're a big Remedy fan:
1. You bought the game when it came out.
2. You bought the Season Pass.
3. You get told that the game won't be patched, only the Ultimate Edition, which is the base game with the season pass included. So even if you already ''bought'' the content of the UE, you need to buy it again to get the next gen patch.
4. You buy the UE, which they put on sale a few weeks before launch.
5. And then it turns out it was a free game on PS+ all along.

Some people have bought the game twice, along with the season pass, and still got it for free on a sub they are already paying for. I personally don't think this is a good look. And some transparency would've gone a long way. I get that there's some unwritten rule that PS+ games aren't allowed to be revealed until mere days before; but an exception in this case would've made a big difference.

And sure, some are saying that's the risk you take, but I personally think this will only push more people to wait for sales, or wait for games to come to PS+. And that's the last thing you'd want as a dev or publisher.

Octane

HMazzy111

@AdamNovice Sorry but that really isn't the moral of the story. If you want to play a game, you buy it whenever you want to. You don't have to wait for it to be on PS+ or for it to be discounted.

The poster has every right to feel aggrieved but this, I know I would do! It's just one of those rare situations where Sony has given us something free (kind of) that alot of people have actually wanted to purchase and have purchased en mass beforehand.

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JapaneseSonic

@Octane Well, I agree that buying the UE again when you've already paid for and got that content is weird, and the situation is messy and confusing. I bought the ps4 version, essentially liked the game but had to stop because the frame rate was so awful and was going to buy it again on ps5 (assuming it runs a whole lot better). I'm obviously pleased I'm now getting it with Plus. I just don't understand getting so upset like it's a human rights violation or something. I think if we wait, a refund might be offered.

JapaneseSonic

Octane

@JapaneseSonic Of course, you may get a refund, but that wouldn't have happened if people didn't say anything. And until it is officially announced, there's no reason to assume you'll be getting it at all. These companies aren't charities after all.

Octane

JapaneseSonic

@Octane Seems to me the whole farrago wasn't thought through at all, rather than that Remedy or 505 or whoever sat around a boardroom deciding how best to rip us all off in such an elaborate way. Most people look to be around 20 bucks down, which isn't the end of the world. They're getting the ps5 version to keep, which isn't true of people only getting it through Plus, since we lose it if we don't continue to subscribe.

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