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Remedy’s Control to fix performance issues with future patch

If you have yet to experience the joy of Remedy Entertainment’s Control, there may be a plus to waiting. The developers have now outlined their plan for future updates, including the fixes that will be coming to the title, what is not, and when fans can expect to learn more about any new content being added.

Improving the performance of Control on the consoles is high on the list, which should be welcome news to anyone currently playing or going to have a go at the surreal action in the Federal Bureau of Control.

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Despite generally critical acclaim, the one sticking point of the game remains its sometimes shoddy performance during chaotic action sequences, especially on the base PS4 and Xbox One. According to Digital Foundry, framerates on the base consoles could drop to the low 10s for extended periods. Even the more powerful PS4 Pro and Xbox One are not entirely safe from drops.

However, as a Remedy blog post stated, the studio is actively working to improve the experience on consoles, but “these things do take time and don’t happen at the press of a button (as much as we wish they did).” The next update for Control will also add an on/off toggle fo motion blur and film grain, as well as improve the loading of the in-game map. The update is expected to be out mid or late September.

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HDR support, unfortunately, will not be coming in a future update. “This is a decision based on the fact that development resources are limited, and we need to allocate what we have in a certain way,” the blog post stated. “Moving into post-launch, we prefer to use the resources we have to focus on future free content for Control like the Photo Mode. We realize this may disappoint some players, but we hope the additions we plan to bring to Control more than make up for the absence of HDR.”

This is just the start for Remedy, as future content is in the pipeline.

Next week, we hope to provide our players with an update on future content plans, something we know many of you are very keen on. Stay tuned for more information on that!

With much to look forward to, you can still save yourself some money by grabbing the game at $10 off from Amazon, the only caveat is that you will have to wait a few weeks for delivery. Just in time, hopefully, for all the updates to hit.

Jake Su
Trophy hunter and dedicated completionist, love to talk all things games!

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