Control's Next-Gen Upgrade Costs $40

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Remedy Entertainment's Control is getting a new Ultimate Edition that packs in all previous updates and DLCs released so far. The Ultimate Edition costs $40 and is set to release on August 27 for Steam and on September 10 for Epic Games Store, PS4, and Xbox One. If you buy the Ultimate Edition of the game, you'll also be eligible for a free next-gen upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X whenever those versions become available.

This new announcement will sound great for people who haven't bought Control yet, but people who bought the original version of the game will not be receiving the free next-gen update. Publisher 505 Games' website states that the "free upgrade path to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 version of Control is only available for Control Ultimate Edition."

Of course, Control is a really good game, but recommending someone buy it for the second time for the next-gen update is not a fair move in my opinion. Other popular studios like Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, CD Project Red, and Bethesda have already promised players that if they buy some of the recently released or upcoming games, they are eligible for a free next-gen upgrade. 

Anyone who bought Control at release and the DLCs that followed later will have already spent over $85. This alone should qualify a buyer for a free next-gen upgrade. 505 Games can also issue steep discounts if offering a free upgrade is not possible. 

When revealing Smart-Delivery, Microsoft clearly stated that it doesn't want developers to charge for next-gen upgrades. However, 505 Games seems to have its own way of doing things. Actions like these tend to enrage early buyers and fans who bought the game at release.

On a similar note, Remedy Entertainment recently announced that it is building a new Remedy Interconnected Universe, kicking it off with a cross over between Control and Alan Wake. Remedy is also working on a new game that will be set in the same universe. 

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