The stellar action-adventure title might get facelift on next-gen consoles.
Over the coming months, there will probably be quite a few announcements of PS4 and Xbox One games being ported over to their next-gen successors- especially those that launched during the final couple years of this generation. One such game, Remedy Entertainment’s Control, might be among the first to receive the next-ge treatment.
In their recently published financial statements, Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala said that Control’s “high quality, uniqueness and technical innovation provide opportunities to bring the game to new platforms”, before also talking later on in his statement about ongoing work at the studio so that they are “prepared for the next generation consoles arriving in 2020.”
There is, of course, no explicit mention of a next-gen port for Control– the “new platforms” referred to here might very well be something like Stadia, while the ongoing next-gen work mentioned could be related to future-proofing their engine, or working on a next-gen game.
That said, a PS5 and Xbox Series X release for Control wouldn’t be the strangest thing in the world. It would definitely benefit a great deal from more powerful hardware, especially seeing how much the game suffered at launch on the base consoles in terms of performance.
Control is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be receiving two expansions this year. The first arrives on March 26th, and the second – coming out mid-2020 – might feature an Alan Wake crossover of some sort.