News Control 2 Is Official as Remedy Enters Publishing Agreement
505 Games is back on the job
Finnish studio Remedy has officially announced it's developing Control 2 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC after signing a publishing agreement with 505 Games. Using the team's own Northlight engine and tools, the game is currently in the concept stage. Control 2 only adds to the projects Remedy already has in production,...
News Developer Remedy Provides Update on In-Development Control Games, Alan Wake 2
Five projects currently in development
Developer Remedy has provided an update on its current slate of gaming projects, of which it currently has five in development. The news comes to us from the company's latest earnings briefing, from which several tasty tidbits can be gleaned. Let's start with the juicy stuff, the two in-development Control...
News Control Multiplayer Spin-Off Game Announced, Bigger Budget Sequel Also Planned
Four-player PvE title codenamed Condor
Developer Remedy and publisher 505 Games have today announced plans to make a multiplayer title set in the Control universe. With the codename of Condor, it will be a PvE experience based around four players. Details are, admittedly, scarce – although the Finnish firm did share a piece of concept art...
News Control Demake Returns to the Roots of PS1
No April Fools here
Yeah, Control is a pretty good game on modern consoles, but what about if we got to experience it a few decades back on PlayStation 1 instead? Principle gameplay designer Tommi Saalasti at Remedy has made it a reality with a demake that takes the Federal Bureau of Control and protagonist Jesse Faden back to the 1990s. 51 seconds...
News How Is Control: Ultimate Edition Improved on PS5?
And can you transfer your PS4 save file?
Update: As pointed out in the comments section, there's an error with 505 Games' website that has been clarified by Remedy's Communications Director Thomas Puha. Control: Ultimate Edition targets 1440p whichever graphical option you select. Here's a full explanation: Original Story: If you didn’t see...
News Control Fans Bemused by Free PS Plus Version for PS5, PS4
After drama surrounding next-gen upgrade
What should have been a public relations slam-dunk for Control publisher 505 Games is already turning sour, as fans ponder why they were encouraged to purchase the Ultimate Edition if it’s being given away day-and-date with PlayStation Plus next month. You may recall a big brouhaha when the next-gen...
Review Control - Remedy's Return to PlayStation Is Worth the Wait
Take back control
Republished on Wednesday 27th January, 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of February 2021's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows. Control could, and probably should, have been something worth shouting about. It’s been 16 years since Remedy Entertainment last released one of...
News Control Ultimate Edition Levitates to PS Store on 2nd February, Features Graphical Options
Retail release coming a month later
Control, the mysterious psychological superhero shooter, will receive its long-awaited PlayStation 5 release on 2nd February – initially only on the PS Store. Those of you looking to buy a physical copy will have to wait until 2nd March, when it’ll be available on Blu-ray as well. Remember, if you already own...
News Control's Controversial PS5 Upgrade Slips to Early 2021
To improve the final quality
Remedy has decided to delay the PlayStation 5 version of Control: Ultimate Edition to early 2021 as the studio wants to improve the final quality of the product. This in turn means the developer wants more time for polish and production. It needs no introduction, however, as the re-release of Control caused controversy a...
News Control PS5 Upgrade Controversy Worsens as Owners Accidentally Get Free Access to Ultimate Edition
Functionality now turned off
If the fact that CD Projekt Red is already managing to offer free PlayStation 5 upgrades to owners of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is a five-year-old game, this latest revelation only makes the whole situation even worse for 505 Games and Remedy. You cannot upgrade your PlayStation 4 copy of Control to the next-gen...
Review Control: AWE - An Intriguing Must for Alan Wake Fans, But No One Else
It’s not a lake, it’s a CONTROLcean
Alan Wake is a property of Remedy’s that has a pretty hardcore, dedicated fanbase. There have been promising signs by way of the spin-off American Nightmare or the more recent instance of Remedy buying back the right to the IP, but Control: AWE is by far the best indicator yet. Much like Control: The...
News 505 Games Attempts to Explain Control's PS5 Upgrade Scandal
It all comes down to cash
Control publisher 505 Games caused controversy last week when it revealed that only owners of the third-person shooter’s new Ultimate Edition would be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free. If you own the original, regardless of whether you have the Season Pass or not, you’ll be bang out of luck...
News Control Locks Free PS5 Upgrade Behind Ultimate Edition
Original owners lose out
We've known for a while that Control from Remedy would be coming to PlayStation 5 at some point in the future, but now the developer has chosen to detail what that means exactly. And, well, it does not make for the best of readings. Control: Ultimate Edition bundles together the base game, all its DLC, and every update and...
News Control's Alan Wake-Inspired DLC Arrives on PS4 Later This Month
Stay in the light
Even though Alan Wake has never come to a PlayStation system, the character of the same name takes centre stage in the second piece of DLC for Control. It's out on 27th August 2020 and you can catch a glimpse of it in the announcement trailer above. We get to see the man himself along with protagonist Jesse Faden doing what she...
News Remedy Confirms a PS5 Version of Control Is in the Works
Little info to go on
It wasn't part of Sony's PlayStation 5 games reveal event last night so this tidbit of news might have gotten lost amongst all the excitement. Remedy has confirmed that it will be bringing Control to PS5 with a native version which we assume will take advantage of all the new bells and whistles the next-gen console brings...
News Control Continues Its Weird Streak with The Foundation DLC Trailer
New power, area, and enemies
If you didn't get enough of Remedy's Control last year, you're in luck. The developer has two pieces of DLC planned for the unusual third-person shooter with the first dropping in less than two weeks on Thursday 26th March. Titled The Foundation, it takes places after the events of the main game and is shaping up to be...
News Remedy Could Be Lining Up PS5 Port of Control
Game of the Year edition?
Control will be playable on PlayStation 5 thanks to backwards compatibility. That we know for sure, however, it looks like the game's Finnish developer might have plans to port the title in its entirety to Sony's next-generation machine in order to make it a native experience. With two pieces of DLC planned for launch in...
News Control DLC Is Heavily Discounted Before Any Content Is Released
Control launched all the way back in August of 2019, and a couple of weeks after the fact, developer Remedy announced a Season Pass. This is relatively normal practice these days; a lot of games grow and change way beyond their initial state upon release. One interesting wrinkle, however, seems like it could put early buyers at a...
News Control's First DLC Arrives March 2020, Expeditions Update Out Now
Head back to the Oldest House
As well as bagging a couple of awards in the process, Control lifted the lid off its first piece of downloadable content at The Game Awards 2019. It'll arrive on PlayStation 4 next year on 26th March. "The Foundation will delve into the history of the Oldest House. At the request of the ever-mysterious Board, Jesse...
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...
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...
Guide Control - How to Upgrade Abilities
Improving your powers
How do you upgrade your abilities in Control? Remedy's latest places a huge emphasis on taking advantage of your powers during combat and combining them with the use of your service weapon. However, how do you make them even better than the base version? Here's how you upgrade abilities in Control. How to Upgrade Abilities in...
Guide Control - How to Upgrade Weapons and Mods
Getting a better gun in Control
How do you upgrade your weapons and mods in Control? Remedy's latest places a huge emphasis on taking advantage of your powers during combat and combining them with the use of your service weapon. However, how do you make them even better than the base version? Here's how you upgrade weapons and mods in Control. How...
Guide Control - Is There a New Game Plus Option?
Extending the play time
Can you keep playing Control after beating the game, or are you forced into New Game+? Will you be able to finish side missions after completing the story? It's always a handy piece of information to have, so we're on hand to answer that question for you. Is There a New Game + Option in Control?: At launch, Tuesday 27th...
Guide Control - How to Get the Levitate Ability
Take to the skies
How do you get the Levitate ability in Control? It's one of the most important mobility options during combat, but you won't gain access to it until the back half of the game. Here's how to get the Shield ability in Control. How to Get the Levitate Ability in Control: This ability is earned as part of the main story - during...
Guide Control - How Do You Level Up?
Can you level up in Control? Since there's a whole skill tree to work through and numerous upgrades to purchase, it's understandable to assume that you'll be able to level up in the game. Can you, though? In this guide, we'll answer that very question. How Do You Level Up in Control?: You do not have the ability to level up in Control...
Guide Control - How to Get the Shield Ability
Putting up a defence
How do you get the Shield power in Control? It's one of the most important defensive options during combat, but you won't gain access to it until you've made a good amount of progress. Here's how to get the Shield ability in Control. How to Get the Shield Ability in Control: Once you reach Central Maintenance, head to the...
Guide Control - How to Activate the HRA Machine in Mission 4
The punchcard solution
How do you solve the punchcard puzzle in mission 4 of Control? How do you activate the HRA machine? This is perhaps one of the most complex puzzles in the entire game, even stumping us for a decent amount of time. However, here's the solution you'll need in order to progress. How to Activate the HRA Machine in Mission 4 in...
Guide Control - Fridge Duty Side Mission Walkthrough
'Astral Phenomena' bronze trophy obtained
How do you complete the Fridge Duty side mission in Control? Many of the game's side missions are very well hidden throughout the world, but one of the easier quests to get your hands on is Fridge Duty. Here's a full walkthrough of each and every step you'll take towards completing it. Control's Fridge Duty...
Guide Control - Tips and Tricks for Beginners
The basics of Control
Control marks the return of Remedy Entertainment on Playstation. After a mammoth 16 year wait, the Finnish studio brings a supernatural experience to PS4 that places the emphasis on a living, breathing gun and your suite of superpowers. There's a lot to the title, so here are some tips and tricks to get you started. Control...
Guide Control - How Long Does It Take to Beat?
How many hours does Control's campaign take to complete?
How many hours does Control's campaign take to complete? How long does it take to beat Control? The length of a playthrough is always an important question, and Remedy's latest is no different. Here's how long it will take to beat the game, playing at a normal, steady pace. How Long Does...
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 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
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 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 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...