Control: Release Date, Story, Trailers, and More

Control 2019 Game

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Remedy Entertainment is known for throwing players into complex worlds filled with thought-provoking storylines.

Since 2010, Xbox fans have come to appreciate the development studios exclusive projects, such as Alan Wake, its spinoff Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, and the game/TV show hybrid Quantum Break. But even before that, Remedy revolutionized the third-person shooter genre with its introduction of the beloved Max Payne series. Now in 2019, the studio is returning to its third-party roots and preparing a supernatural adventure for the ages. Welcome to Control.

There’s a lot to learn about Remedy’s upcoming passion project. Before you enter Control’s mind-blowing world, here’s a preview of everything it has to offer.


Control Release Date & Playable Platforms

Control 2019 Game

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Control will launch on August 27, 2019, across the following platforms – PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


Control Reveal Trailer


CONTROL Announcement Trailer – E3 2018 – ESRBControl: “A supernatural 3rd person action-adventure” After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. From developer Remedy Entertainment, this supernatural 3rd person action-adventure will challenge you to master the combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts, and reactive environments while fighting through…2018-06-12T01:50:00Z

Story

Control 2019 Game

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Control places you in the boots of Jesse Faden. After a supernatural phenomenon takes place in her childhood hometown of Ordinary, Jesse’s younger brother Dylan is kidnapped by an organization known as the “Federal Bureau of Control (FBC).” The FBC works as a United States government agency that sets out to contain, analyze, and control objects/phenomena that go against all scientific law.

This organization comes into contact with seemingly ordinary objects that have some sort of connection to the paranormal – these items are referred to as “Altered Items.” The otherworldly events that the FBC also study are known as “Altered World Events (AWEs),” which are brought on by some of the Altered Items that are further labeled as “Objects of Power.”

Control 2019 Game

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

On a mission to discover her brother’s whereabouts, Jesse makes her way to the FBC’s headquarters in Manhattan, New York. This nondescript skyscraper is referred to as “The Oldest House,” a “Place of Power” that has ties to the alternate dimensions that the FBC regularly studies. Upon Jesse’s arrival to The Oldest House, she discovers that a hostile paranormal force referred to as “The Hiss” have overtaken the building and corrupted several human FBC agents.

The Hiss have even killed off the FBC’s Director Zachariah Trench, which throws the building and the group into complete disarray. After being chosen by an Object of Power known as the “Service Weapon,” Jesse assumes the FBC’s leadership role and is now tasked with eliminating The Hiss and restoring The Oldest House to its former state.


Gameplay

Control 2019 Game

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Control is a third-person shooter that’s similar in style to Remedy’s 2016 release, Quantum Break. As Jesse, players will explore The Oldest House and engage in intense firefights with The Hiss. The Service Weapon aids her in combat by being able to switch to different firearm formations and alter her offensive approach. The Service Weapon can be upgraded further by locating hidden Objects of Power and applying their skills to the weapon via a skill tree.

Along with being able to shoot down her foes, Jesse can also tap into a number of supernatural abilities, such as telekinesis, levitation, and the ability to control specific enemies. And you’ll need to tread carefully during each combat scenario – Jesse’s health doesn’t regenerate automatically, which means you’ll need to take cover and regain health by picking up health recovery items from fallen foes.

Control 2019 Game

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Unlike other Remedy games, Control acts as a nonlinear adventure. Jesse can explore The Oldest House any way she sees fit – as she gains new powers, Jesse will unlock new areas of The Oldest House, come into contact with non-corrupted FBC personnel, and take on new side quests. Making your way across these opened areas in a quicker fashion can be accomplished via the game’s fast travel system (“Control Points”). The surviving FBC agents players can expect to bump into include Research Specialist Emily Pope, Security Chief Simon Arish, Head of Research Casper Darling, Head of Operations Helen Marshall, and Head of Security Salvador.


Trailers


Control Dev Diary 01 – Introducing the StoryWe will be starting a series of Dev Diaries for Control which will introduce and tease different aspects of the game. The first episode introduces the story of Control. For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game website and be sure to follow Control…2018-07-02T17:17:32Z

Control Dev Diary 02 – Introducing the GameplayFor our second Dev Diary, we'll be discussing our gameplay vision for Control. For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game website and be sure to follow Control on our social channels: Website: controlgame.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/Control.Remedy/ Twitter: twitter.com/ControlRemedy Instagram: instagram.com/ControlRemedy/ Discord (invite link): discord.gg/control…2018-07-25T16:33:22Z

Control Dev Diary 03 – The Oldest HouseIt's time to talk about the Oldest House! The Oldest House is the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Control. An ever changing world within a location were nothing is what it seems to be… For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game website…2018-08-07T15:56:52Z

Control – WIP Video – Weapon test (in-game footage – real time)WIP footage. Weapon test. Captured in game footage. Control is scheduled to release in 2019 for PS4/PS4 Pro, Xbox One/Xbox One X, PC (digital only). Website: controlgame.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/Control.Remedy/ Twitter: twitter.com/ControlRemedy Instagram: instagram.com/ControlRemedy/ Discord (invite link): discord.gg/control #ControlRemedy #WorkInProgress #WIP #RTX2080TI2018-08-22T09:42:08Z

Control Dev Diary 04 – A New Remedy Protagonist: Introducing Jesse FadenDev Diary 4 is all about our new protagonist, Jesse Faden. Even though Jesse is an outsider to the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC), she is not an outsider to the unexplained. Everything seems familiar in some sort of weird way… Watch Mikael Kasurinen, Eevi Korhonen, Sam Lake, Heli Salomaa and Courney Hope talk about…2018-09-21T16:50:25Z

Control Dev Diary 05 – The Key Players: Directors Old and New (full version)Remedy's games have always been set in locations rich in character, and Control is no exception. Max Payne was set in New York, and we have been inspired by it once again in Control, which takes place in a fictional, mysterious brutalist New York skyscraper that has just as much a character as any of…2018-10-12T16:27:40Z

Control – WIP Video – Wrinkle Training Map + Jesse Faden in-game modelThis is a Control work in progress video (WIP). It does not represent final quality – everything is subject to change. Moving on to what you are seeing here: The first part of the video is a what we call a "wrinkle training map". We are "training" Jesse's head mesh to go from one facial…2018-11-13T13:48:14Z

Control – World Trailer [ESRB]The world of Control: Remedy Entertainment’s new trailer for ‘Control’ provides a glimpse into this strange world, filled with unexpected wonder and dread. The Oldest House is a flawed, dark, dangerous but beautiful place of power with a personality of its own. Within The Oldest House resides the mysterious organization known as the Federal Bureau…2018-12-20T15:46:44Z

Control – Wrapping Up 2018 (Streamed on 20/12/2018)This is the Twitch stream that took place on the 20th of December 2018. We talked about all things Control with game director Mikael Kasurinen, Courtney Hope (Jesse Faden), Sam Lake, Vida Starčević and Thomas Puha. For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game…2019-01-14T11:39:48Z

Control gameplay – Early Prototype Vs E3 2018 Demo walkthrough (WIP)Here is a comparison between an early prototype build of Control (late 2017) and our E3 2018 build. Needless to say the E3 2018 build is now old news… ;) For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game website and be sure to follow…2019-02-04T10:00:46Z

Control – GeForce RTX Real-Time Ray Tracing Demo – GDC 2019Check out this exclusive early WIP (work-in-progress) real-time ray tracing demo of Control on PC. Powered by GeForce RTX, part of the GDC 2019 showcase. In this video you can see examples of various real-time ray tracing techniques such as Ray Traced Indirect Diffuse, Ray Traced Indirect Specular and Ray Traced Contact Shadows. For more…2019-03-18T21:59:34Z

Control – Pre-order Trailer ESRBControl is available to pre-order now for PS4, Xbox One and PC via controlgame.com/ or directly via your favourite retail store. Pre-order your copy of Control now to receive the Tactical Response Gear and Crafting Resources Pack as exclusive pre-order items when Control launches on the 27th of August 2019. For a full breakdown and…2019-03-26T13:00:30Z

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Control – Discussing gameplay & story (Streamed on 15/04/2019)Control – How gameplay and story work together: This is the Twitch stream that took place on the 15th of April 2019 where we showcase gameplay of the new sector of the Oldest House as we play around in the lobby. We also offer some behind the scenes developer commentary on what we tried to…2019-04-18T08:55:59Z

Control – Blowing up stuff – Visual FX (streamed on 23/04/2019)Control – Blowing up stuff – Visual FX This is the Twitch stream that took place on the 23rd of April 2019. This time we play Control and talk about visual effects and the science behind Control's reactive environments! For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit…2019-04-24T15:28:18Z

Control Dev Diary 06 – Dynamic Gameplay & Reactive EnvironmentsIn the latest of our dev diaries series, Thomas Hudson (Senior Game Designer), Sergey Mohov (Game Designer), Mikael Kasurinen (Game Director) and Paul Ehreth (Lead Designer) discuss about Control's dynamic gameplay and reactive environments. Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the…2019-05-03T14:57:21Z

Control – Main mission: Marshall (streamed on 07/05/2019)Control – Main mission: Marshall This is the Twitch stream that took place on the 7th of May 2019. This time we play part of a main mission of Control codenamed "Marshall" For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game website and be sure…2019-05-14T13:06:50Z

Control Dev Diary 07 – Behind The SoundsBehind The Sounds is our 7th Dev Diary where the music composers of Control, Martin Stig Andersen and Petri Alanko along with Ville Sorsa (Senior Sound designer) discuss the magic and craftsmanship behind Control's sound approach. Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information,…2019-05-24T16:00:53Z

Control E3 2019 TeaserPre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game website and be sure to follow Control on our social channels. Website: controlgame.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/Control.Remedy/ Twitter: twitter.com/ControlRemedy Instagram: instagram.com/ControlRemedy/ Discord (invite link): discord.gg/control Control is scheduled to release on August 27th 2019…2019-06-07T09:57:18Z

Control – E3 2019 RTX Trailer (1080p/60fps)Check out this exclusive Control RTX trailer featuring E3 gameplay content with reflections, contact shadows, diffuse global illumination and transparent reflections. Powered by GeForce RTX technology, destruction has never looked so good. Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game…2019-06-11T20:44:50Z

Control Dev Diary 08 – How to fight the HissHow would do you fight the Hiss in Control? In our latest Control dev diary, Mikael Kasurinen (Game Director), Paul Ehreth (Lead Designer), Thomas Hudson (Senior Game Designer) and Sergey Mohov (Game Designer) discuss the Hiss, Control’s main enemy and ways to battle against it. Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and…2019-06-20T22:34:37Z

Control – Main mission: Directorial Override (streamed on 25/06/2019)This is the Twitch stream that took place on the 25th of June 2019. Join Brooke Mags, Mikael Kasurinen, Thomas Puha and Vida Starčević as they play through "Directorial Override", a main mission of the game on a PS4 Pro. For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information,…2019-06-27T15:44:02Z

Control – Story Trailer (ESRB)We’re delighted to be able to share the “Story” trailer for Control, which shows some familiar faces but also reveals a new character who would like to tell us about a dream he had last night… Stay tuned for more. Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and to stay up to date…2019-07-30T12:59:00Z

Control Dev Diary 09 – Making Sweet MusicHow does fear sound like? How did Ville Sorsa, Petri Alanko and Martin Stig Andersen work together in order to make things like the Hiss, the boss sounds and the eerie atmosphere of Control? Find out in our second audio dev diary: Making Sweet Music! Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and…2019-08-02T10:03:17Z

Control – What is Control: Setting The SceneWe will be publishing a mini series of short Control related videos in order to quickly introduce players to the game, spoiler free! "Setting The Scene" is the first one. Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game website and…2019-08-06T13:15:56Z

Control – What is Control: The Enemy Within"The Enemy within" is the second video from our selection of short and spoiler-free Control related videos which aim to quickly introduce players to the game. This time it's about the Hiss, the mysterious force that has taken over the FBC headquarters, the Oldest House. Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and…2019-08-07T13:02:17Z

Control – What is Control: The Battle Is On!Battle your way through the Oldest House combining Jesse's telekinetic abilities with the Service Weapon, an object of extreme power. Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game website and be sure to follow Control on our social channels. Website:…2019-08-10T02:34:38Z

Control – What is Control: Seizing PowerThe more you explore, the stronger you become! Control's metroidvania approach allows you to explore previously locked and hidden locations. Your service weapon also has the ability to be upgraded and become stronger, so it can become the true object of power it was destined to be! Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on…2019-08-13T12:55:45Z

Control – Nvidia Gamescom 2019 RTX TrailerAll footage is Ray-Tracing enabled. Pre-order Control today: bit.ly/ControlPreorder For more information on Control and to stay up to date with the latest information, visit the official game website and be sure to follow Control on our social channels. Website: controlgame.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/Control.Remedy/ Twitter: twitter.com/ControlRemedy Instagram: instagram.com/ControlRemedy/ Discord (invite link): discord.gg/control Control is scheduled to…2019-08-19T08:46:39Z

Control Expeditions Launch Trailer [ESRB]Listen up, it's Expeditions launch day! Our FREE Control December update is available to download today across PS4, Xbox One and Epic. Get ready to take Control and put your skills to the test in this all-new end game mode. For more info, head on over to our blog. For behind the scenes details on…2019-12-13T02:26:45Z

Control – Breaking Down Real-Time Visual EffectsCheck out how Remedy's award-winning visual effects team pulled off some of the stunning stuff in Control, winner of the 2020 Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project. This video contains a detailed breakdown of reactive environments and dynamic destruction, which are some of the key visual elements in Control.…2020-03-05T16:00:01Z

Control – The Foundation Expansion Trailer [ESRB]In The Foundation, the Astral Plane is colliding with our reality. Jesse Faden, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, must travel through the caverns of the Foundation to prevent the Astral Plane from consuming the Oldest House. The missing Head of Operations, Helen Marshall, may hold some answers to the mysteries surrounding this…2020-03-16T03:00:02Z

Control Free March 2020 UpdateOur next FREE update brings all-new features and quality of life improvements to Control. Take a look at what you can expect in the March update and stay tuned for more info. Launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Epic Games Store on March 26, 2020. #ControlRemedy #505Games2020-03-23T16:00:01Z

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Pre-Order

Control Pre Order

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Control (sold here) is available for pre-order on the PS4 via five separate editions – Retail Standard, Digital Standard, Retail Exclusive and Digital Exclusive. The fifth and final edition is available exclusively on the PS4 and is known as the Digital Deluxe Edition. The biggest bonus that comes with this edition is access to the “Expansion Pass,” which gives players access to two future story expansions in the form of “The Foundation” and “Awe.”

Control PS4 Pre Order

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

The full suite of bonus in-game items that come with the PS4 Digital Deluxe Edition can be seen below:

Control PS4 Digital Deluxe Edition

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

As for the Xbox One version of Control, the game comes in the form of Retail Standard, Digital Standard, and Retail Exclusive pre-order editions. You can check out the full lineup of goodies that come with all three Xbox One editions in the picture posted below:

Control Xbox One

Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Check out our review for Control right here.

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