Control Isn't Coming To Xbox Game Pass, Remedy Says [Update]

The Game Pass library continues to grow, but apparently not with Control.

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Phil Spencer, head of Xbox and the guy currently playing Microsoft's next-gen console (codenamed Project Scarlett) at home, says Remedy's sci-fi shooter Control is coming to Xbox Game Pass. [Update: Remedy itself has disputed the claim, saying in a tweet that it has "no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time." That's not to say it won't ever come to Game Pass, but it appears such a release is not imminent.]

The Xbox boss casually revealed the news during a recent Extra Life stream on Mixer. When discussing his favourite games of the year with developers from 343 Industries, Spencer said, "I thought Control was really good. It didn't reach enough people, so I'm glad to see that it's coming to Game Pass so hopefully more people will play it." You can watch him discuss Control around the 44-minute mark.

It's a surprising tidbit to reveal during a mellow live stream, especially since Microsoft just announced a slew of new games coming to Xbox Game Pass during the month of December--Control not included. It's another feather in Game Pass's cap, though, and as Spencer said, it should hopefully result in a wider audience playing the game. Remedy recently expressed its satisfaction with Control's sales performance, even though it failed to top the charts when it launched back in August. But its inclusion on Game Pass gives more people an opportunity to play one of 2019's best games.

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That's fine. I got it for free and still couldn't make it past 2 hours. What a borefest.

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Passing through an official announcement at the right moment and prejudicing current sales does not seem to be a smart move. Well I guess the negotiation has cooled down after that.

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That's fine. There are so many games on the Game Pass. I'll wait until goes on sale. Or just buy it used.

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that's weird timing. I was *just* thinking about buying Control (ALL the Best of nominations it's getting all over the internet influenced me!) I was wondering if I should wait for Game Pass. Who to believe?

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@Tekarukite: If the game is that good it deserves your cash regardless.

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@santinegrete: And it is!

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I am outraged?

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Good. Control was the best game released this year.
(Yes, it was, you're wrong)
Glad more people will get a chance to play it.

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@skyhighgam3r: Yeaaaaa No.

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@Packer1080: I already addressed you being wrong. Please see previous comment.

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Who wants a game what didn’t do well because Max Payne better

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@playstationzone: Control is actually a little better than Max Payne.

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@playstationzone: Max Payne is owned by Rockstar tho >.>

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@skyhighgam3r: first 2 max paynes we're made by remedy, first one even used a different publisher. Rockstar only cashes on Open World instead of doing more focused games.

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@santinegrete: Right, but claiming to be upset about Control not being Max Payne is nonsense because Remedy literally hasn't had anything to do with Max Payne in 16 years.

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@playstationzone: Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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Had thought about buying, but reading about the two-hit deaths, poor checkpoint system, and framerate issues scared me away. Now I won't have to.

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Will play the One X version if I have to but hope Game Pass Ultimate also includes the PC version.

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Of course it is. I just bought it last week. I’m pretty sure MS uses my new game library to determine what to put on Game Pass.

“Sir, it looks like Mogan just bought Control. For full price.”

“Get Remedy on the line; I think it’s time for another Game Pass update.”

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@mogan: I feel that!! in my wallet and in my soul!

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I haven't bought a game this year and my spending habits used to average 2 a month. Gamepass is the best thing to come out of this generation in my opinion.

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@walbo: heartily agree. The consoles are just more powerful and Nintendo has been niche but inventive lately, the simple idea of gamepass is great. I even end up purchasing some games that made a grreat impression thanks to the pass.

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@santinegrete: yup. I have found so many little gems i would never have bought. Good for aa devs to get noticed. A tip i have noticed is if you see a game with a big discount or a free trial over a weekend then chances are its coming to gamepass. This happened with planetfall, great game btw.

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@walbo: I have to agree as I use Game Pass as an demo system before buying the game. The downside is the wait for an program to show up. Game Pass and EA Access Premier work the same Imho and I like it. you get an discount when you decide to buy(With Game Pass it takes awhile to get an discount on new programs just coming in).

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Issa good game. Dynamite.

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@snugglebear: That music video is one of the better things Remedy has made. : p

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This is great! The game is amazing and people should download it as soon as it’s on gamepass!

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@ice12tray: Oh I know I will but the question is will I have time to play as I have many games in line. :)

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