505 Games accidentally gave a free upgrade for Control — then withdrew it

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505 Games recently doubled down on its reasoning for not providing a free Xbox Series X or PS5 upgrade of Control to anyone who had already purchased the game. The company also insisted there was simply no way an uprade could be offered at all and that different “blockers” were encountered when exploring possible options.

Confusing this situation, one Twitter user found his version of the game upgraded at no cost. He’s far from the only one, as per this thread on ResetEra, many different players who own Control Deluxe Edition on PS4 found themselves upgraded to Control Ultimate Edition — something that 505 Games previously insisted wasn’t possible. This didn’t last long and the upgrade was quickly revoked.

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Hopefully 505 Games can offer clarity on why this isn’t officially possible and happened by accident. At this point, it seems increasingly and incredibly unlikely 505 Games is actually restricted from providing players an upgrade.

The AWE Expansion for Control recently released and is included in Control Ultimate Edition. In our review of the expansion, editor Carli Velocci noted that it introduced intriguing concepts Alan Wake fans will appreciate but that we’ll be waiting until the next full game for any major events.

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