Remedy’s new game Control has always been a very ambitious and intriguing title. The creators of games like Alan Wake and Quantum Break were sure to deliver again, and they did. Unfortunately, the games graphical fidelity was so high-scale, the console versions of the game have suffered from a large number of performance issues that plagued it. Luckily Remedy has been working hard on optimizing the game for consoles and more so on PC and making subtle changes that will help with the performance issues and an update has been released today.
Control is an action-adventure video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games. In the game, “a secret U.S. government agency tasked with containing and studying phenomena that violate the laws of reality.” With a plot so far out there, Remedy was set-in making the visual experience worthwhile. As the main protagonist flys around throwing anything that she lays eyes on with her powers, sparks will fly and debris will follow which makes your hardware run at its full potential. Unfortunately, consoles have had a hard time keeping up with vanilla consoles having an even harder time. Before its release, Control’s recommended specs were released for PC and caused quite an uproar as it looked to only be capable to run on high-end PCs. This was then adjusted later lowering the minimum requirements as well as the recommended. It wasn’t enough to help the console issue before release though.
Thankfully, Remedy has now released a patch that promises to improve the performance on the PS4 only as of right now but are working hard to bring it to the Xbox One and PC as well. Along with other bugs and hotfixes, the update states to improve title stability on all platforms as well as improve general frame-rate performance through optimizations made to multiple systems and content.
For those who have held off on buying Control, now may be a good time to jump in as it will be running more smoothly on all platforms which will undoubtedly give players a more enjoyable experience. Control is out now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.