Xbox Series X|S version of the Control video game goes live

Brad Stephenson

Control video game on Xbox One and Xbox Series X

The new version of the Control video game designed for Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, Control – Xbox Series X|S, is now live and playable on both consoles.

This new version of the game is a separate purchase from the original Xbox One version though it is a free unlock for those that bought the Control Ultimate Edition bundle which came out in 2020. The whole thing’s a bit confusing but basically the Xbox One version of Control is a different version than the Xbox Series X|S one while the Ultimate Edition bundle contains both versions and all of the post-launch DLC for the Xbox One release (the Xbox Series X|S version comes with all of the DLC content built-in.) To get even more brain-melting, all three versions of Control (Control, Control Ultimate Edition, and Control X|S) are playable on the Xbox Series X and S consoles due to their support for Xbox One backwards compatibility. Also, the Xbox One version is free to play with an active Xbox Game Pass subscription. ????

Which version of Control are you going to play and don’t you wish this release had been handled differently? Share your thoughts with the community in the comments below and then follow us on Pinterest and Twitter for more Xbox gaming news.

Update: Added clarification on which version (the Xbox One one) was playable via Xbox Game Pass.

Control Ultimate Edition
Control Ultimate Edition
Developer: 505 Games
Price: $39.99