Control, the first-person sci-fi shooter from Remedy, is making its way to Xbox Game Pass according to Xbox head Phil Spencer (via Windows Central). During a livestream Extra Life on Mixer, he stated that he “thought Control was really good, but it didn’t reach enough people.”
Phil Spencer: "I though Control was really good, it didn't reach enough people, so I'm glad to see it's coming in to Game Pass so hopefully more people play it." 44:02 min. https://t.co/xu6tgWyFVh pic.twitter.com/1lXwLm1cLN
— Klobrille (@klobrille) December 5, 2019
Control is Remedy’s latest shooter which revolves around a secret government agency that studies and contains reality-bending phenomenon. It was released only last August and has been generally well received by reviewers, although initial sales could have been better. On the flip side, making its way to the Microsoft’s subscription service should help boost its presence to more gamers.
Should Control make its arrival to Xbox Game Pass, it would join 2019’s numerous other high-profile games that are available free for subscribers, including Devil May Cry 5, Jump Force, Metro: Exodus, Rage 2, World War Z, and others. Quantum Break, another shooter from Remedy, is already available for free as part of a Game Pass subscription.
Do you think the game making its way to Xbox Game Pass is just the push that it needs to gain steam? Or have you been playing it since near the beginning? Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments area below.
Update 9:35 AM PT: Remedy has now denied that Control was coming to Xbox Game Pass. “The information about Control coming to Xbox Game Pass as reported on a recent Mixer stream is incorrect. We have no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time,” the tweet from Remedy reads.
The information about Control coming to Xbox Game Pass as reported on a recent Mixer stream is incorrect. We have no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time.
— Control (@ControlRemedy) December 5, 2019