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Hades and Control’s writers chatting in the games narrative con this weekend

The online convention all about narrative games is kicking off this weekend. Even if you don’t usually go in for games with a wordcount to rival a hardback, you may find something up your alley in LudoNarraCon. The event begins this evening including talks and insights from the likes of folks involved with Hades, Control, Amnesia: Rebirth, The Outer Worlds, and more. Read more

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Making games for two console generations at the same time ‘sucks’, says Control developer

According to Remedy‘s communications director Thomas Puha, developing games across two different console generations at once isn’t particularly fun, or easy.In a new interview with IGN, the Control developer’s head of communications outlined some of the issues with developing games at this point in time – when consumers and developers both are caught in the intersection between two console cycles.“Whenever you’re in this cross-generational point, to be blunt, it sucks,” Puha told the site. “You have to support the previous gen, make sure that sings, and then whatever you bring to next-gen is still limited by the choices you made…

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Remedy wants to overcome co-op problems for upcoming game Vanguard

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:00 GMT The studio is best known for its single-player titles, but its next release is something outside its comfort zone.Finish games firm Remedy wants to try and address some of the issues that face co-op games with its upcoming Vanguard.That’s according to the company’s CEO, Tero Virtala, who told that one of the problems facing co-op titles is making sure that games last long enough. Though Remedy is best known for its narrative-driven single-player games like Max Payne and Control, one of the studio’s upcoming releases is Vanguard, a free-to-play co-op…

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Control has sold over 2 million copies

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 18:18 GMT November was also Control’s best selling month.Quick bit of news for you: Remedy announced today that Control has sold over 2 million copies since it was released 15 months ago.The news was announced during a company briefing, according to Remedy’s communications director Thomas Puha. My boss just revealed in the @remedygames CMD stream that the past November was Control’s best selling month (15 months after launch). In total, Control has sold over 2 million copies to date. — Thomas Puha (@RiotRMD) December 9, 2020The game was recently added to Xbox Game…

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Control and more coming to Xbox Game Pass

After teasing Control earlier today, Microsoft has announced the game is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3.Control will be available for Android and console through Xbox Game Pass.Also coming to the service on the same day is Haven for PC and console, and Rage 2 for Android.The same day, you can also expect Slime Ranger for Android and console,  and Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action for PC.December 3 is a busy day, as it also includes the release of Yes, Your Grace on the service of Android, console, and PC, and Doom Eternal for PC.On December 4, Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes…

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Black Friday Sale begins at the Epic Games Store

By Grace Curtis, Thursday, 26 November 2020 17:57 GMT Black Friday has finally begun over on the Epic Store. From now until December 3rd, they’re selling games and DLC at up to 75% off the regular price.In case you’re logging onto the internet for the first time ever, Epic are the company that owns Fortnite, and the Epic Games Store is the virtual marketplace they set up to rival Steam (Steam is also running a massive sale right now, which you can read more about here). Epic are famous for straight up giving games away for free, so it should come…

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Remedy delays PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Control

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 15:58 GMT Finnish games studio Remedy has pushed back the release of Control Ultimate Edition for next-gen consoles.The developer posted the news on Twitter, saying that it needed more time to finish the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series/S version of Control Ultimate Edition.The game was set to come out at the end of 2020, but will now be coming out in early 2021.“We want the final quality of the game to be awesome, and so we need a bit more time to work on it,” Remedy wrote.“Thank you for your understanding and patience!”Control…

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Control Deluxe Edition owners accidentally get upgraded to Ultimate Edition after 505 Games said it wasn’t possible

505 Games has done something it said couldn’t be done.Earlier this week, a number of players who own Control‘s Deluxe Edition reported that the game’s recently released Ultimate Edition was seemingly stealthily added to their PlayStation Network libraries.Upon visiting the Ultimate Edition’s page on the PlayStation Store, they were greeted with a download button, rather than a purchase button. Others, who owned the base game and the season pass, also saw the same option to download. A large enough number of players were affected that many shared the good news on Resetera and Twitter.None of those people actually bought the…

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Death Stranding and Control: Ultimate Edition discounted on Steam

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 3 September 2020 19:40 GMT 505 Games is hosting a publisher’s sale on Steam, and two of the titles on sale are Death Stranding and Control: Ultimate Edition.Death Stranding is on sale for 25% off, which means it will run you $44.99 instead of the usual $59.99.Control: Ultimate Edition, which was just recently released, is 20% off at $31.99 when it’s normally $39.99.Other 505-published games on sale include Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for 50% off, Drift 21 for 33% off, Assetto Corsa Competizione for 50% off, and Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons for…

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Control Ultimate Edition hits Steam August 27, PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:49 GMT Control Ultimate Edition will be available to players on Steam later this month on August 27.Remedy’s latest, Control, will be made available on Steam once the Epic Games Store exclusivity period ends on August 27.The game will be released as an Ultimate Edition which includes all the expansions, including the forthcoming AWE expansion. It will set you back £29.99 or the regional equivalent.This edition will also become available through the Epic Games Store and digitally for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 10. It will be followed by a physical…

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Control’s AWE expansion brings back Alan Wake, releases August 27

We finally know what Control’s AWE expansion is going to be about.As many of us expected following Control‘s expansion teasers from a year ago: the game’s second expansion – AWE – does indeed involve Alan Wake.AWE was always slated for release later this year, but Remedy has been quiet on details since that initial teaser. On the latest State of Play episode, the developer finally dropped a trailer, confirming the return of Alan Wake. AWE comes to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on August 27.AWE takes place in the Investigations Sector, one of the abandoned sectors in the Oldest House….