It was previously stated that a free upgrade would not be possible
Owners of Control Deluxe Edition on the PS4 were recently upgraded to the upcoming Ultimate Edition, despite 505 Games previously announcing that this would not be possible.
Owners of the game began sharing their experiences on the Resetera forums, in which many were granted the ability to download the Control Ultimate Edition for free. A number of players who only owned the base game or season pass were also granted the upgrade.
As of now, the issue has been isolated to the PlayStation Store, and has since been rectified as the download button quickly disappeared and was replaced with the purchase button.
Many people were left confused as the developer recently stated that an upgrade to the new version would not be possible. According to the company, it “quickly realised it was even more difficult to upgrade [the] current user base to next gen with full parity across platforms with [a] year-old game”. Further adding that “there was some form of blocker and those blockers meant that at least one group of players ended up being left out of the upgrade for various reasons”.
Further confusion has been added as many other developers have been able to offer free next-gen upgrades to their games. Among the selection is Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion, both of which will be available for the Xbox Series consoles launch, each offering a free upgrade to the upcoming systems.
505 Games has stated that if any fans want to play Control through backwards compatibility on the next-gen systems then they can, however, it will not come with any of the Ultimate Edition enhancements.
Control Ultimate Edition is a bundle of the base game and all post-launch expansions in one package. It’s available now on Steam, with a PS4 and Xbox One version available from September 10.