Control is getting 2 expansions, teases Alan Wake connection

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:35 GMT

Remedy’s work on Control is not yet over, and the team is already hyping up what’s to come.

Control developer Remedy has unveiled the roadmap for some of the free, and paid content coming to the game over the next several months.

It all starts this fall with the release of the photo mode, coming to all players for free. Another free update will follow in December, adding the new Expeditions mode. Expeditions is an end-game activity that Remedy says will offer the toughest challenge yet for players.

As you may have previously seen, Remedy is also working on two paid expansions for Control. Each expansion will add new story missions, new locations (within the Oldest House), new enemies and new mechanics.

The first, due out early 2020, is called The Foundation. This new story will expand on some of the elements teased about the Foundation of the Oldest House itself, which players visit at the end of Control. The Foundation will release first on PS4, though publisher 505 Games didn’t specify how long that exclusivity period will last.

AWE is the second expansion, and, as the name suggests, will allow players to visit the place where the Bureau studies Altered World Events (AWEs). This being the Investigations Sector.

The cover of art for AWE is interesting, though, because it features a silhouette of Alan Wake, holding his flashlight in the same pose seen on Alan Wake’s original cover art (thanks, @shinobi602).

This will likely involve the AWE event that took place at Bright Falls, where Alan Wake is set. Indeed, the same event is referenced multiple times in research documents in Control, and the game even has an elaborate Alan Wake Easter egg. It’s very possible AWE – at least in part – will shed more light on that Alan Wake event.

This wouldn’t be the first time an Alan Wake tease was thrust in a Remedy game. The developer inserted a nod to its popular title in Quantum Break, which was released in 2016. So it’s possible there could also be a Quantum Break connection in the upcoming Control content.

Whatever is planned, it’s sure to be interesting.

Following the release of The Foundation, an Expansion Pass will be available for sale on all platforms. The pass includes both expansions.

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