Control is the next game from Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Alan Wake and Quantum Break, and it'll be launching in just a few short months. In this guide compiling all the details we know about the game so far, we'll be going over the Control release date, all the Control gameplay that we've played for ourselves so far, and much more.
Control Release Date
The Control release date is August 27, 2019. We reckon Remedy has actually picked a really good date to launch its new IP, getting in right before giants like Borderlands, Destiny, and Monster Hunter: World the following month.
As for what platforms Control will be releasing on, it'll be launching on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Although Remedy Entertainment's previous games Alan Wake and Quantum Break were Xbox console exclusives, launching on the PC as well, Control is coming to all three platforms.
As you might expect from Remedy, Control plays as a third person shooter. However it's the supernatural abilities where the game really comes alive, as you can fly and throw objects, as well as other abilities, as well as wielding your standard pistol.
Although you do start out Control with a single shot pistol, the gameplay trailer below reveals that you can craft upgrades for the weapon that change the way it functions. You can modify the pistol so that it functions as a mini crossbow in one instance, for example, and it also seems like you can heavily mod the barrel of your pistol to make it function like a powerful magnum handgun.
It certainly does seem like there'll be a fair amount of platforming with your supernatural abilities in Control. We can see our protagonist, called Jesse, hopping from ledges and corridors in the gameplay footage shown just above. There's one ability in particular where the character flots and hovers in the air for a few seconds before returning to the game. Prime mechanic for some platforming, we reckon.
However, don't expect Control to have any multiplayer elements. Remedy has previously stated that Control is a single player game, and there's no reason to believe otherwise, since their previous games like Alan Wake and Quantum Break were focused entirely on the single player campaigns, being story-driven at their core.
Speaking of being story-driven, the story of Quantum Break revolves around the player character, Jesse, working for the fictional US Federal Bureau of Control. The game itself is set in a location referred to as "The Old House," whose inhabitants have become supernatural entities and monsters. Jesse is going to have a mystery to unravel in searching for answers within the Old House.
Earlier this year at GDC 2019, we got the chance to try out Control for ourselves. Our Matt Kim reckons that while Control maintains Remedy's standard and solid gunplay, they've toned down on the bloat of the story, which undoubtedly dragged down Quantum Break somewhat with its multimedia elements.
For our full thoughts on the game, you can go and read out complete Control preview for yourself.
For a look at all of the other confirmed games for 2019, be sure to head over to our 2019 Game Releases Guide. You'll find a regularly updated list of 2019 games, sorted by release date, and by platform.