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News Remedy Satisfied with Control's Sales Despite the Lack of Chart Topping Success
All under Control
Control is performing just fine for Finnish developer Remedy – despite the title failing to top the charts. According to the studio’s CEO Tero Virtala, the PlayStation 4 project was developed over the course of three years and utilised a budget of €30 million. This, incredibly, is fairly small for a AAA title these days,...
News Control Strikes a Pose with Tomorrow's Photo Mode Update on PS4
As part of update 1.04
It probably still needs a patch or two to fix up the performance and framerate issues, but at least the post-launch support of Control hasn't dried up just yet. Tomorrow's 1.04 update brings with it Photo Mode, allowing you to snap in-game shots of Jesse taking down the Hiss or making use of her abilities. Detailed in a post...
Review Indivisible - Gorgeous 2D Platforming and Battling Let Down by Difficulty Spikes
Four years on from its successful Kickstarter campaign, Lab Zero Games’ Indivisible comes to PlayStation 4 with a decent degree of anticipation. Described as an experience that combines a number of different genres into one cohesive undertaking, the final product comes together much better than you might think. Indivisible is sure to...
Interview Taking the Hiss with Control Composer Petri Alanko
< We expect/desire conversation about music/audio >
Recently, we got the chance to chat with composer Petri Alanko, Remedy Entertainment’s go-to for a number of years now. We talked to him about his working with Martin Stig Andersen on Control, why burning instruments was an important part of the process, and which GPU company ended up leading to...
News Is Control Any Better on PS4 After Patch 1.03?
Have the performance problems been resolved?
We rather like Control here at Push Square Towers, but it's hard to ignore the game's technical shortcomings. It generally looks great and plays well, but things have been slowing to a crawl whenever combat gets a little too heated. The frame rate drops to single figures at times, the map has struggled to...
News Control Gets Two Paid Expansions in 2020, Free Game Mode in December
One of them is Alan Wake related
The post-launch support for Remedy's Control is starting to come thick and fast, with the developer dropping patch 1.03 just yesterday in order to improve performance across both the base PlayStation 4 and the Pro. Next up is the paid content that will bolster what there is to see and do within the Oldest House - two...
News Control's 1.03 Update Promises to Improve Performance on PS4
It has become common knowledge that Control does not run very well on either the base PlayStation 4 or its Pro counterpart, but in an official post last week, Remedy stated that it was working hard on rectifying issues and improving performance across the board. The first of those updates has now arrived, with the 1.03 patch...
News Control to Get a Photo Mode, Map Fix, and General Improvements in Future Patches
No HDR on the way
Control doesn't run very well on Sony's supercharged PlayStation 4 Pro, and performs even worse on the base unit. The 2013 model is really starting to show its age nearly six years down the line, so much so that Remedy's latest experience is going to need a series of patches and updates to get it up to scruff. In a post on the...
News Control's Worrying PS4 Performance Issues Broken Down in New Analysis
Out of control
Control's a pretty good game, but it's hindered by some frustrating technical issues on PlayStation 4, as noted in our review. Providing some additional insight into the title's dodgy performance, Digital Foundry's new video is well worth a watch. As the accompanying article points out
News New Control Video Reunites Remedy and Poets of the Fall
Moments before the storm
One of the recurring motifs in Remedy's games for a number of years now has been its inclusion of music by Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall. Starting with 2003's – wow, that's a long time ago – Max Payne 2, Poets have featured on every Remedy game going forward. The exception is Xbox exclusive Quantum Break, but there...
News Control's Launch Trailer Is Explosive, Mysterious, and Stylish
Remedy is back
The release of Control signals that video games are back! Its launch on 27th August is the first in a long, long line of titles that'll be hitting PlayStation 4 over the course of the next few months, but if this launch trailer is anything to go by, you won't want to skip on Remedy's return to a Sony system. The clips shown tease an...
News Start a Journey to the Savage Planet in January 2020, Pre-Orders Available Now
Discount for PS Plus members
Journey to the Savage Planet is looking like a rather quirky PlayStation 4 title, and you'll be able to start your solo or co-op adventure when it releases on 28th January 2020. Accompanying that welcome information is a new trailer which you can take a look at above. In this upbeat & colorful, co-op adventure game...
News New Control Gameplay Shows Off New Area and Plenty of Combat
Yesterday, we got another brief taste of the unusual story in Remedy's Control, but there's a new gameplay video too, courtesy of IGN. It doesn't show us anything all that new, other than the Black Rock Quarry location, but it's good to get a fresh look at combat, which seems to be a major part of the game. The environment is pretty...
News Wonder What the Heck Is Going on with New Story Trailer for Control
Taking the Hiss
Control is just under a month away from its PlayStation 4 release, and we're cautiously optimistic. Remedy Entertainment has been away from Sony's consoles for quite some time, and it's coming back with a bizarre action adventure game about a supernatural threat and a shapeshifting building. You can get a taste for the vibe it's...
News Remedy Wraps Up Development as Control Goes Gold
Out of control
Control, the new intellectual property from Max Payne maker Remedy, is finished ahead of its 27th August release date. The studio celebrated with a self-congratulatory post on social media, parading the finished product as an “achievement from the best dev team on the planet”. It’s probably unrelated, but director Mikael...
News Watch the First 10 Minutes of Remedy Entertainment's Control on PS4
When Control was announced back at Sony's E3 2018 press conference, we weren't immediately sold, but Remedy's new game is looking really rather interesting these days. Last month, we got to see some new gameplay, and IGN has just released a new video covering the first 13 minutes of the mysterious adv
Review Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - The Finest Castlevania Game Never Made
Oh what a night
And breathe. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – the long-awaited Koji Igarashi-helmed spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – is finally here. After a worryingly long gestation period, some Kickstarter troubles, and numerous delays, we were concerned that Bloodstained was destined to disappoint. Fortunately,...
News Journey to the Savage Planet Looks Like a Daft Sci-Fi Adventure on PS4
Lands next year
Journey to the Savage Planet was announced back at last year's Game Awards show, and we haven't seen much since. Something that slipped by us during E3 2019, however, was some new gameplay footage of the sci-fi adventure game, and it brings with it some new details. It looks like a wacky, darkly funny title with a mix of...
News Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Launch Trailer Is Gloriously Ludicrous
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night finally launches today, and while we don't have a review ready for you all just yet, the game's launch trailer is well worth checking out as it basks in the glory of Koji Igarashi's return. Just take a look for yourself above. The footage opens with a rather humorous live-action scene of Iga...
E3 2019 Control Gameplay Shows Off Combat, Abilities, and the Unusual Setting
Hiss and hers
We're starting to learn a bit more about Control, the next game from Remedy Entertainment, in the run up to launch. We know about its combat, which makes use of a shapeshifting gun, and protagonist Jesse's supernatural powers, which fold neatly into fighting and puzzle solving. What's most exciting about the game, though, is the sense...
E3 2019 New Control Teaser Is Short But Sweet
Quick and painless
Remedy's Control is poised to be one of the most exciting titles to release this Summer, and to further whet our whistles, the Finnish developer has dropped a new teaser as part of the E3 news cycle. While very brief, the trailer offers a few new looks at the Bureau of Control's amazing brutalist architecture and starts laying...
News Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Has a Post-Release Roadmap to Rival Service Games
Remember when ANTHEM was supposed to be the next big service game, and then BioWare fell off the face of the planet? Yeah, us neither. The good news is that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is right around the corner, and waiting to fill the third-person shooter's place. Wait, what? Obviously, the Koji Igarashi-helmed Castlevania clone...
News Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Release Date Trailer Shows Off Improved Art Style
Visuals of the night
We've not seen much of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for a little while, and it seems for good reason. Developer Inti Creates has clearly taken a lot of feedback on board, and has worked to improve the game's somewhat bland art style. As you can see in this new trailer, it's quite an impressive overhaul. The new visuals have...
News Quantum Break Developer Remedy's Control Has PS4 Exclusive Content
And timed exclusive content, too
Control, the latest game from Quantum Break developer Remedy, will have PlayStation 4 exclusive content. At launch, all copies of the release will include the Astral Dive Suit costume, a Rare Player Mod (used to upgrade in-game abilities), a Rare Service Weapon Mod (used to upgrade the protagonist’s main weapon),...
News Control PS4 Release Date Confirmed for August 2019
Previously marked down for release in summer of this year, Remedy Entertainment has narrowed down the release date for its upcoming action adventure title, Control. After a leak from the Microsoft Store website seemingly revealed the date early, the developer has now confirmed when you'll be joining Jesse in The Oldest House...
News Control Narrows Its Release Window to the Summer
Filling up the quiet months
As part of its coverage with Game Informer, developer Remedy Entertainment has revealed that we should expect Control to release in the summer of 2019. This means that the game will most likely launch between the months of June and the end of August. This is potentially the very best time to launch a new IP, especially...
News Master Various Supernatural Abilities in Remedy's Control on PS4
Mind over matter
Control marks Remedy Entertainment's return to PlayStation, and fortunately, it's looking fairly promising. Playing as Jesse Faden, who assumes the top role at the Federal Bureau of Control, you'll use more than just a fancy transforming gun to fend off the mysterious alien power known as The Hiss. In the above video from Game...
News Wait, Overkill's The Walking Dead Actually Is Cancelled on PS4
Well, this has been an eventful month or so for Overkill's The Walking Dead. The future of the co-op shooter set within the popular zombie franchise has been uncertain for a while; the PC release was met with poor sales and a critical panning, leading to the delay of the console versions. You may also remember last week, when Sony began
News Overkill's The Walking Dead Not Cancelled on PS4, Just 'Postponed'
Not dead yet
There was a rumour going around earlier in the week that Overkill's The Walking Dead had been cancelled on consoles. The shooter released on PC at the back end of last year, but it was largely hammered by both players and critics. Because of this, it was delayed indefinitely on PS4. However, publisher 505 Games says that it's still...
News Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Whipped Up for Summer
Symphony of the night
It’s got to be better than Mighty No. 9, right? To be fair, Koji Igarashi’s anticipated Castlevania-inspired spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night may have been conceived during the ill-fated Kickstarter boom, but it’s looking like it’s going to deliver on what fans expected. While we’re not overly...
Review Portal Knights - Likeable Minecraft-Esque Action RPG
Knight and day
It's no surprise that a global phenomenon like Minecraft has inspired countless other games in a similar style. Portal Knights is another title that borrows Minecraft's blocky art style and crafting system, but it manages to put a fresh spin on many things and in some ways outdoes those that have come before it. The most obvious way...
News Control Gets Atmospheric New Trailer Narrated by Max Payne Voice Actor
Lack of control
Control is the upcoming action adventure game from Remedy Entertainment, the studio's first game to come to PlayStation for quite some time. Fortunately, it's looking pretty promising, with an unusual premise and setting. You can see a little more of the game's environments in the new trailer, embedded above. Called The Oldest...
The Game Awards 2018 Journey to the Savage Planet Announced with Teaser Trailer
Launches next year
Games big and small were announced at this year's Game Awards, and one title that almost got swept under the carpet is Journey to the Savage Planet, a first person adventure game from a brand new developer. Typhoon Studios was founded by industry veterans, whose combined works include Assassin's Creed III, Far Cry 4, and Batman:...
News Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Whispers to Retail This December
No excuses not to play now
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was one of the most emotionally challenging titles of 2017, and it’s finally getting a retail release on 4th December. Published by 505 Games on the PlayStation 4, the title will compile the full Celtic adventure on Blu-ray for the first time. Here’s what we said about the release when...
Review Laser League - Futuristic Sport in Dire Need of Fans
Republished on Wednesday 26th September 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. At first glance, Laser League bares little resemblance to Roll7's previous work, but the similarities are there if you look below the surface. Like...
News Roll7 Downs Tools on Laser League As It Struggles to Secure an Audience
505 Games takes over
Roll7 is the small studio responsible for some fantastic games, but its latest effort, Laser League, evidently has struggled to win over consumers. The OlliOlli games and Not a Hero were small in scale but offered great arcade-like experiences, and while Laser League in some ways fits into that mould as well, its reliance on a...
News Kickstarter Castlevania Successor Bloodstained Cancelled on PS Vita
Also delayed into 2019
Crowdfunded Castlevania revival Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will no longer release on the PS Vita, as a new Kickstarter update confirms that development for Sony’s handheld has been canned. Backers will have the opportunity to switch to a different system or request a full refund – either way, it’s Game Over for...
E3 2018 Control PS4 Gameplay Shows a Strange Supernatural Shooter
Taking back control
Appearing on Sony's post-conference livestream, Remedy Entertainment showed off a little more of its new PS4 game, Control. We got to see a pretty cool trailer for the game during Sony's presser, but the above video contains a brief look at gameplay, and it's looking rather interesting indeed. You play as Jesse Faden who, on the...
E3 2018 Remedy Pulls Back the Curtain on Control
Assuming direct control
Despite Sony stressing they'd be bringing only four games with them to E3 this year, it was generally accepted there'd be something more on display, even if it was just small. Not only did Sony show off a plethora of trailers during what was sort of an intermission for the people there in-person, there were some pretty big...
News Quantum Break Developer Remedy to Reveal New Game at E3 2018
Yes, it'll be on PS4
Remedy, the developer of games like Max Payne and more recently Quantum Break, will officially reveal its next game at E3 2018 in a month and some change. The title – which is dubbed Project 7 and is being published by 505 Games – is set to deploy on the PlayStation 4, marking the Finnish firm’s first release on a Sony...
News OlliOlli Dev's New Game Laser League Wants to Be Your New Multiplayer Obsession on PS4
Roll7 explains all
Roll7's output so far has consisted of single player, pixel art games, and they're all great fun. The two OlliOlli games in particular are brilliant fun, while Not a Hero's quirky humour and simple shoot-outs make it a compelling curiosity as well. However, the small developer's next game, Laser League, is a big departure. It's a...
Review RAID: World War II (PS4)
Nein out of ten
Men-on-a-mission movies set during World War II – such as Guns of the Navarone or Where Eagles Dare – that see a mismatched group of people embarking on near suicidal missions have long been inspiration for video games. RAID: World War II – a co-op multiplayer title in the vein of the Payday series – hopes to apply this...
Review Redout: Lightspeed Edition (PS4)
Fast and furious
The anti-gravity racing genre may not be as popular as it once was, but that doesn’t mean developers aren’t still creating games for the genre. WipEout Omega Collection recently launched on the PlayStation 4, and while it was a fairly impressive collection, the fact that it focused squarely on the past held it back in some...
500 Days of June
Games are often about how many people you can slaughter, and the efficiency with which you can do so. This makes death abstract – a means to an end. The more death you can cause, the more points you’ll get, and the more points you get, the more likely you are to win. Last Day of June isn't about death in the abstract. In...
News Promising PS4 Indie Last Day of June Launches the Last Day of August
Ovosonico must not suffer with OCD, because it’s dated its promising PlayStation 4 indie title Last Day of June for release on the last day of August. The “emotional interactive journey” will drop on 31st August, with pre-orders opening today and boasting a 25 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus members. The title will cost £14.99 in...
News Inside and Limbo Double-Pack Bundling Two of PS4's Best Games
If you’ve never played Danish developer Playdead’s macabre puzzle platformers Limbo and Inside, then you simply need this retail double-pack in your life. The collection – being published by 505 Games – is set to release on 12th September in North America and 15th September in Europe, at a reasonable price point of $29.99 and...
E3 2017 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets Out Its Umbrella
Drowning in blood
Koji Igarashi’s anticipated Castlevania-esque adventure Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has gotten the trailer treatment ahead of E3 2017, showcasing a boss fight involving bodily fluids and umbrellas. It’s definitely coming together now this one, though we still find ourselves irritated by the way in which the main character...
News Last Day of June Is a PS4 Game of Love and Loss
Murasaki Baby maker Ovosonico at the helm
This sounds promising, doesn’t it? Murasaki Baby maker Ovosonico has announced its long-awaited next project: Last Day of June. The game – a puzzler about love and loss – has some big names attached to it, including musician and record producer Steven Wilson and Jess Cope of Frankenweenie fame. Much...
News Anti-Grav Racer Redout Weaves Its Way to PS4 in August
How fast do you wanna go?
You wait years for a good WipEout clone, and then several are scheduled to release the same year that the seminal series is making a comeback. Redout is one such anti-grav racer, and it’s set to suit up on the PlayStation 4 starting 29th August in North America and 31st August in Europe. It’ll be available...
News Quantum Break Dev's Next Game Confirmed for PS4
To be published by 505 Games
We already knew that Remedy had expanded its engine's support to the PlayStation 4, but now its next game has been confirmed for Sony's system. The Finnish developer – who's long been one of Microsoft's primary partners – is working on a title called Project 7, a cinematic third-person shooter set in "a new...