Last Edited: September 11, 2019 at 8:53 PM
This portion of the Control guide explains what to expect from Controls DLC Expansions in terms of release dates, price, and content. There as free DLC coming in the form of a photo mode and new game mode followed by paid DLC packs: The Foundation and AWE.
Control DLC Release Dates and Price
- Photo Mode (Fall 2019):
- New Game Mode: Expeditions
- Expansion 1 (paid DLC): The Foundation (Late 2019/Early 2020)
- Expansion 2 (paid DLC): AWE (mid 2020)
These paid expansions are included with the digital deluxe edition of the game, which is exclusively on PS4. Otherwise, both DLC will be available to “purchase as an Expansion Pass with both Expansions bundled together for a special price, or as individual items.”
The Expansion Pass and the individual Expansions will also be available for purchase on Xbox One and PC at a later date, after the PS4 Expansion 1 “The Foundation” has been released.
Control Free DLC Photo Mode and New Game Mode
Photo mode is coming this fall, allowing players to take snapshots of Jesse in the Oldest House.
A New Game Mode called Expeditions “will be a challenging new end-game mode in which Jesse must help Security Chief Arish explore the mysterious Formation and its strange surroundings. Here you will face the some the greatest challenges that the Oldest House can throw at you. You will need the best gear and abilities to survive. Expeditions is free for all players.”
Control DLC Content: The Foundation and AWE
Both expansions, The Foundation and AWE, will contain new locations, story content and side missions, game mechanics, and enemies.
The Foundation is the first paid DLC expansion set to release late 2019/early 2020. “The Foundation will delve into the history of the Oldest House. At the request of the ever-mysterious Board, Jesse must explore what lies beneath the Bureau as she returns order to the Foundation and the Oldest House itself. Expect things to get weird.”
AWE is the second paid DLC expansion, set to release mid 2020. ” AWE, will take Jesse into a new part of the Oldest House, the Investigations Sector, where the Bureau closely examines Altered World Events.”
Why Control Paid DLC exists and why it’s not part of the main game
The developers addressed DLC concerns in a blog post on Control’s official website. Here’s what they had to say:
“We first want to say that everyone at Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games is fully focused on making Control as great as it can be, cutting no corners.
Once we ship the main game, we will get down to making the expansions and will take our time with them as we want them to bring new experiences to players. We know on a high level what the content will be, but will really get to it once Control ships. Let’s make the game great first.
We feel there is a lot we can offer to the world of Control post-launch. We will talk more about this at a later date.
[Control’s DLC is not content that was cut from the main game]. When you set out to design a game and a new universe, you come up with a huge amount of ideas, only some of which make it into the final project. This is for a variety of reasons, including schedules, technical realities, how everything fits into the story, and many other things.
In the case of Control, there is content we discussed early on but didn’t get to explore that we’re now planning to include within the Expansions, the content is not anything that has been specifically cut from the game to hold for later.”
There are no microtransactions in Control.
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