PC Specs For Remedy's Control Are Actually Lower Than Epic Originally Advertised

Coming to Steam in Summer 2020.


Remedy Entertainment has announced the PC specs for Control. You don't need to worry if you don't have the latest in PC gaming tech, as the minimum requirements for Control aren't that high. You'll most likely be able to run Control on your PC without much issue if that's the system you primarily use for gaming.

[Update: The Epic Games Store previously announced the PC specs for Control, but Remedy has since then tweeted new minimum and recommended requirements. Epic has adjusted its page to reflect the new requirements. The specs listed below have been updated accordingly, and they're slightly lower than what Epic was advertising before.]

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On PC, Control is a limited-time Epic Games Store exclusive. During GDC 2019, publisher 505 Games revealed Control has a similar arrangement to other titles on the Epic Games Store and will only be exclusive for a year. Control will release on additional PC storefronts, like Steam, in Summer 2020. To see whether or not your machine can run the game, check out Control's PC specs below.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280x
  • RAM: 8 GB


  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580
  • RAM: 16 GB

Developed by Remedy Entertainment, Control stars Jesse Faden, a woman who possesses supernatural powers and is trying to discover the location of her kidnapped younger brother, Dylan. Her quest leads her to the Federal Bureau of Control, a government organization that contains and studies people and objects that defy known science. Upon entering the FBC, Jesse discovers that the organization is under attack and that the bureau's director has been killed. Jesse is chosen as the next director by the supernaturally-powered Service Weapon, a shapeshifting firearm, and tasked with defending the bureau from an otherworldly threat.

Control's story is convoluted, and perhaps Remedy Entertainment's most interesting and intriguing mystery since 2010's Alan Wake. After playing the game for an hour, we still have absolutely no idea what's going on. This is by design though. Remedy developed Control's story to be fairly deep and explore a variety of themes, trusting that players will be willing to slowly piece together the unreal narrative.

Scheduled to release on August 27, Control will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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