The supernatural third-person wonder known as Control is already out, and it’s quite amazing. However, even though this rule-bending sci-fi flick is running smooth and sound on PC, it’s experiencing quite a few problems with console use. Currently, if you’re owning an Xbox One X, you’re in luck because from the four console variants on which you can launch this title, precisely the Xbox One X runs it the best – but that’s not to say that you won’t be experiencing any problems here as well.
Control’s state is a bit direr on PS4 Pro, and as for the base PS4 and Xbox One consoles… well, the frame rate can drop to as low as 10 in certain situations, other problems include game loading systems and even texture pop-in. However, this shouldn’t be taken with immediate panic, as Remedy Entertainment is already in the works to fix these issues, and while there are no official dates for the fixes, we all should keep our hopes high.
According to Remedy’s blog post, “Right now, the team are looking at possible ways of improving console optimisation in Control, but as you can hopefully understand, these things do take time and don’t happen at the press of a button (as much as we wish they did). We are also examining specific issues that some players have been experiencing and looking for fixes on those. When we have more info, we will be sure to let you know across our community channels.’’
It could be speculated that these fixes will find their way to players along with the next Control’s update which should bring a motion blur and film grain toggles as well as numerous in-game map features that should provide users with more information, improve their display, and speed-up the load times to the whole process. On a dimmer note, in this mid-late September update, we won’t be getting HDR support, as it’s not the prime focus of the developer.
And even though the current situation is rather grim for the console players, at least PC gamers can rejoice. The game is fantastic on PC and it offers plenty of entertainment value (when everything runs smoothly). So, if you’re still considering whether Control is worth your attention, time and effort – it definitely is if you’re owning a compatible PC, in console case – only time will tell. Though one thing is for sure; if anyone can find a… remedy, for the current issues, it’s Remedy Entertainment.
Control launched just a few days ago and despite its current issues on consoles, it’s quite the title for the fans of the supernatural. We’ve got quite the deal for the PC release, and you should definitely give it a try.