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Control Released

Control is now available for Windows and consoles, offering a supernatural action/adventure game from Remedy Entertainment this is available physically and digitally for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while the Windows edition is being sold exclusively through the Epic Games Store. NVIDIA is all-in on this, as Control is part of their current RTX graphics card bundle along with Wolfenstein Youngblood. They have a new set of Windows drivers that are game-ready for Control, a tech talk video on the game's ray tracing support, along with a Control Graphics and Performance Guide promising the inside track on support for ray traced effects, deep learning super sampling, and more. The recent Launch Trailer provides a look at what to expect from the game, and the announcement has more details, including word on a livestream for charity later today:

Global videogame publisher 505 Games and its partner, internationally renowned developer Remedy Entertainment, Plc. today launched the award-winning Control in the Americas, Europe, the United Kingdom and other supported territories on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for physical and digital retail, with a simultaneous digital launch on the Epic Games store for PC, all priced at $59.99 for the base game. Fans will have an opportunity to try Control at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West in Seattle, WA from Friday, Aug. 30 to Monday, Sept. 2 in the 505 booth (#425), the Discord booth (#2109) and the Sony America booth.

Set in a unique and ever-changing world that juxtaposes our familiar reality with the strange and unexplainable, Control is a third-person action-adventure game combining Remedy’s trademark gunplay with supernatural abilities.

After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, players will take on the role of Jesse Faden, the new Director struggling to regain Control. This sandbox-style, gameplay-driven experience built on the proprietary Northlight engine challenges players to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments while fighting through the deep and mysterious worlds Remedy is known and loved for.

“Control is our most ambitious game as a studio yet,” said Mikael Kasurinen, game director, Remedy Entertainment. “We said early on this would redefine what a Remedy game is; giving our fans a more player-driven experience than we’ve ever created before, while still retaining the compelling worlds we’re known for. Everyone at Remedy is proud of what we’re delivering to players today and we look forward to continuing to expand on what we’ve built after launch as well.”

To celebrate the launch of Control, 505 Games will host a stream today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT in an effort to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families at St. Jude never receive bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because they believe all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Guests will include YouTube personality Alanah Pearce, lead voice actress from Control Courtney Hope, Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake, Twitch personality SanchoWest and more. To watch or donate, please visit: https://tiltify.com/@505games/505-games-for-st-jude.

Control on PC is one of the first games to support multiple ray-traced effects, including ray-traced reflections, contact shadows, and indirect diffuse lighting. Control on PC also supports NVIDIA® DLSS. For a limited time, gamers will receive Control with the purchase of an eligible GeForce RTX™ GPU-equipped graphics card, desktop or laptop; more details here.

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