Control Hits Xbox Game Pass Alongside a New $1 Intro Deal

Control Hits Xbox Game Pass Alongside a New $1 Intro Deal

Jesse Faden's bringing Haven, Va-11 Hall-A, and cheap three-month subscriptions with her.

Well, I'm not going to go back and put another update on the story I wrote almost exactly one year ago, but Remedy's Control really is coming to Xbox Game Pass after all. Yes, the adventures of Jesse Faden in the FBC are leading a list of new additions to Microsoft's subscription service for December, and there's a shiny deal to go with them: starting December 3, new subscribers can get 3 months of Game Pass Ultimate for $1.

Control, it should be noted, is only coming to Game Pass for Xbox consoles and Game Pass streaming to Android devices. Folks who are still upset about the Ultimate Edition upgrade fiasco should cool their jets on Game Pass subscribers getting any extra-special treatment; there's no mention made of Control's DLC being included with Game Pass, and folks playing on either of the new Xbox consoles will still have to wait until next year for the release of the next-gen upgraded version.

Along with Control, a bunch of other titles are joining Game Pass when Microsoft kicks off its three-months-for-$1 promotion, including:

  • Doom Eternal (for PC, as it's already on Game Pass for consoles)
  • Haven (console and PC, launching Dec. 3)
  • Rage 2 (Android)
  • Slime Rancher (Android and console)
  • Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (PC)
  • Yes, Your Grace (Android, console, and PC)

Then, later on in the month, those titles will be joined by the Definitive Edition of Dragon Quest 11, Call of the Sea, Monster Sanctuary, Starbound, Unto The End, Assetto Corsa, Gang Beasts, GreedFall, Superhot: Mind Control Delete, and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. Exact details on timing and platforms can be found at Xbox Wire.

Naturally, with so many big titles joining Game Pass this month, a few greats are cycling out of the library as well. On Dec. 11, eFootball PES 2020 will leave the Game Pass lineup, and then four days later the list will lose a few more titles, including Metro: Last Light Redux, Pathologic 2, and my personal Game of the Year for 2019, Untitled Goose Game.

The $1 intro deal isn't missing any of the usual Ultimate perks either. That means new subscribers will have access to the recently added EA Play catalogue and have time to claim a free 30 day trial of Disney+ just in time for the new season of The Baby Yoda Show. Last month, our Editor-in-Chief Kat Bailey endorsed Game Pass Ultimate as a must-buy for folks picking up a new Xbox console. Unless you're particularly fond of that tricksy goose (just buy it from House House, c'mon), this news makes an Ultimate subscription an even harder deal to pass up.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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