Just a day after the news broke Control would be receiving its first patch, Remedy returns today to tell us more about the game’s future. More specifically, what sort of content we can expect to be released (both paid and free) in the months ahead.
In a blog post on the Control website, Thomas Puha and Mikael Kasurinen state the studio already has a small team in place that’s expanding the world of Control. The first new content that will be dropping this fall is the much-anticipated Photo mode. Control features architecture and lighting that allows gorgeous screenshots to be taken. Fans of the game have been voicing their demand for this feature long before the game hit the streets. While a photo mode was already confirmed, fans can now rest assured knowing when to expect it.
Nearing the end of the year, in December, a new game mode will be added to the game called “Expeditions”. This 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 some of the greatest challenges that the Oldest House can throw at you. Thomas and Mikael advice players to scourge for the best gear and abilities to survive. Both the photo mode and the new game mode are free content, available to all owners of Control.
Moving ahead to 2020, there will be two full, paid expansions that Remedy is hard at work on creating: The Foundation and AWE. Both of these will offer new story missions, enemies, and game mechanics, and take place in new locations within the Oldest House.
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.
The second expansion, AWE, will take Jesse into a new part of the Oldest House, the Investigations Sector, where the Bureau closely examines Altered World Events. Perhaps most interesting to note here, is that the promotional image seems to feature Alan Wake. No further details about a possible Control-Alan Wake crossover have been mentioned, but we can’t deny the games are linked! Perhaps the Clicker is an Object of Power?
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