Update: TechRaptor received a response back from a Microsoft spokesperson about Phil Spencer’s comment on Control being a part of Gamepass.
We’re aware that “Control” was mentioned as coming to the Xbox Game Pass library and can confirm this was in error. While we are always updating the library and looking for new ways to provide our members with value and choice in their games, we do not have plans to bring “Control” to the library at this time.
It seems both Microsoft and Remedy are on the same page about Control’s current status so now we can only see what the future holds.
Original Story: Is there going to be a Control Xbox Game Pass release? Depending on who you ask, the answer is both yes and no.
Some confusion has arisen following an Extra Life 2019 preview stream featuring Head of Xbox Phil Spencer. At the 44-minute mark, Mr. Spencer made a statement that appeared to be a surprise announcement for a Control Xbox Game Pass release.
“I thought Control was really good. It didn’t reach enough people, so I’m glad to see that it’s coming in to Game Pass, so hopefully more people will play it. Because it’s a game that should be played from our friends at Remedy, we love Remedy.” — Phil Spencer
That seems like a pretty clear-cut announcement, but things got a little more interesting following the charity stream.
Remedy Denies Control Xbox Game Pass Deal
Despite the Head of Xbox saying that Control was coming to the Xbox Game Pass at some point, the people at Remedy Entertainment have said otherwise on the game’s official Twitter.
“The information about Control coming to Xbox Game Pass as reported on a recent Mixer stream is incorrect.,” the tweet stated. “We have no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time.”
That same tweet was retweeted by Remedy Entertainment’s own Twitter account.
That leaves us with a bit of a conundrum: only one of these two parties is correct. Is Phil Spencer’s comment about Control coming to the Xbox Game Pass accurate, or is Remedy correct in saying that they have no announcements about the game coming to Xbox Game Pass?
It’s difficult to say for certain, but we’ve reached out to Microsoft in the meantime and will update this piece when we hear back from them.
Do you think there will be a Control Xbox Game Pass release? What do you think of the game so far? Let us know in the comments below!