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Why ‘Control’ Deserves to Top Your Coronavirus Lockdown Gaming Queue

Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:46 PM
Thomas Bardwell
Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:46 PM
  • Control is on sale for the lowest price yet on PS4.
  • Nvidia has announced GeForce Now support for Remedy Entertainment’s standout 2019 hit.
  • The Foundation expansion launched yesterday, bringing a brand new storyline to the game.

If you’ve yet to sample the delights of Remedy Entertainment’s supernatural action-adventure, Control, then there’s never been a better time.

Widely considered by the gaming press as one of the best games of 2019, but sadly overlooked by many, Control has popped up in the news again for all the right reasons.

Lowest Price Yet on PS4

Vault Control to the top of your coronavirus quarantine queue. | Source: Remedy Entertainment 

First up, Control is available on PlayStation 4 for the lowest price ever.

Via the PlayStation Store, players can pick up the game for less than $25.00 as part of PlayStation’s deal of the week .

That’s under £20.00 for those on the other side of the pond. The offer ends on April 1, so there’s still time to pick it up.

Control Comes to GeForce Now

Secondly, Nvidia announced yesterday that its GeForce Now cloud gaming service now supports Control . Not only is the game available, but those who’ve laid down cash for the Founders tier can experience Control in all its ray-tracing glory. Expect near photo-realistic lighting effects to complement what is already a graphical tour de force.

And while we’re on the subject, Nvidia revealed that Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and Dungeons 3 would join the service as “game ready” titles.

The Foundation Expansion and Free Update

Finally, Control’s first expansion, titled The Foundation, launched yesterday . It features a new storyline and the brand new Shape skill.

Alongside the expansion, Remedy released a free update for Control on Wednesday  that tackles many of the main gripes raised by players. Remedy has improved the readability of the map, revised the ability tree, mixed up the Shield Rush ability, and added in DLSS 2.0 support for RTX users on PC.

With many people twiddling their thumbs at home due to lockdown measures across the globe, Control should offer the ideal distraction.

And in other Control-related news, the newly-minted Epic Games Publishing has struck a deal with Remedy to release two unannounced projects.