in the coming months, adding a variety of new modes and story expansions.
See what we thought of Remedy’s latest in our Control review video above.
Control’s upcoming content roadmap begins this fall with a photo mode, allowing players to pause the game and take photographs of Jesse in the Oldest House. Following in December is Expeditions, a new game mode in which Jesse must help Security Chief Arish explore the Formation. This mode will involve “some of the greatest challenges” in the game, and will demand the best gear and abilities. Both Expeditions and photo mode will be available free of charge.
2020 will see two new paid expansion packs added to Control: The Foundation and AWE. The Foundation will release early in the year, and take a closer look at the Oldest House. Jesse must explore “what lies beneath the Bureau”, which sounds particularly sinister. AWE launches in mid 2020 and will take place in a new part of the building – the Investigations Sector – where the Bureau investigates Altered World Events.
Interestingly, the artwork for AWE features the three initials split horizontally, with artwork from Control in the lower half and the cover artwork for another Remedy game, Alan Wake, in the top half, featuring Alan shining a flashlight straight ahead. Will AWE function as a concrete cross over between Control and Alan Wake?
There’s plenty of time to play through the base game in the meantime, and it runs better than ever now thanks to a performance patch. And if you’ve 100% completed Control and still thirst for more strangeness, why not check out these movies, books, and TV shows that share a similar vibe?
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.