Control's Foundation DLC Gets Trailer, PS4/PC Release Comes Before Xbox One
The first major expansion for Control releases March 26 for PC and PS4, with an Xbox One release to come later.
Control is getting its first of two major expansions on March 26 with The Foundation, and a first trailer has just been released. That date only applies to the PC and PS4 versions of the game, though--thanks to a timed exclusivity deal with Sony, Xbox One owners will have to wait until June 25.
The expansion will see Jesse heading into the eponymous location to stop the Astral Plane, which is threatening to consume the Oldest House. She's seeking Helen Marshall, who has was presumed missing in the original campaign, and who pops up briefly in the trailer below.
Along with this expansion, a free update will also be dropping for all versions of the game. It will add a new ability, Shield Rush, as well as the option of reassigning your Ability Points to change your build mid-game. There are some general quality-of-life changes and an upgrade to the map visuals coming for all players.
For fans of Remedy's earlier game, Alan Wake, the really exciting DLC news has been that the Alan Wake story will continue in Control's second expansion. It's not yet known when that will release, however. On the back of Control's success, Remedy also has multiple other games in development.
Control received an 8/10 in GameSpot's review, and reviewer Peter Brown had plenty of praise for it: "Sure, it's a faulty metroidvania in some respects, but there are so many exceptional qualities afoot that Control handily deflects any momentary ire. I can't wait to take part in discussions about the game, to see what others have figured out, and to better understand where it all fits into Jesse's story."
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