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Control Predicted as Next Addition to Xbox Game Pass

Thanks to an unusual tweet over the weekend, fans are now convinced that Control (Get Control Ultimate Edition on PC at 75% off! here) is coming to Xbox Game Pass (Get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at 10% off here) in December.

Yesterday, the official account for Xbox Game Pass posted a screenshot of an email from the fictitious Melissa McGamepass, Executive Senior VP Lieutenant of General Video Game Communications. It stated that “REDACTED” will be included in the next round of games released and also referenced “the sinister red light”.

What is Control?

Control is a third-person shooter and action-adventure game released in 2019 by Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games. The game is set in a secret agency building, that has been hit by some kind of otherworldly threat. You play as the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Control and attempt to save the day using paranormal abilities.

The game also includes multiple collectibles that have classic black line redactions. Add this to the heavy use of the colour red in-game, and you can see why fans are speculating.

This Isn’t the First Time…

This is not the first time fans have got excited about the game being included in the Game Pass subscription(Get a whole year of Game Pass & save $60 compared to the monthly subscription here). Almost a year ago, the head of Xbox said “I thought Control was really good. It didn’t reach enough people so I’m glad to see that it’s coming into Game Pass so that more people will play it.” The comments made on an Extra Life live stream never seemed to come true, however. But, here’s hoping fans won’t have another disappointing Christmas.

Hot Off the Press

Recently, the game has made multiple headlines. A cloud-based version of the game was released on Switch back in October. Plus, in August it was revealed only owners of the Ultimate Edition will be able to upgrade to next-gen consoles. The developers explained that “as we are only doing additional development on Control Ultimate Edition (75% off here) on the next gen platforms, we are unfortunately unable to offer an upgrade path to all existing Control players.”

Since then, the PS5 and Xbox Series versions have been delayed until at least the new year. There are still plenty of ways to play the games until then.

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