Xbox Boss Said Control Was Coming to Xbox Game Pass, Remedy Said 'Nope' - Prima Games

Xbox Boss Said Control Was Coming to Xbox Game Pass, Remedy Said ‘Nope’

by Liana Ruppert

The Xbox Game Pass is an incredible feature on the Xbox One, one that many players that enjoy what Team Green has to offer can’t stop boasting about. The ability to play a ton of games at no additional cost – including AAA titles and first-party exclusives on day one – makes this subscription service well worth the price. That being said, there’s one title that hasn’t made the list yet despite what Xbox boss Phil Spencer said. 

Spencer took center stage during an Extra Life livestream earlier this week and it was there that he casually dropped that Control was coming to the Xbox game Pass. You can see it in the video at the bottom of the article near the 45-minute mark, but that one statement was enough to get the internet excited. Control made huge waves and is even up for Game of the Year for 2019. Alas, the developers behind the title, Remedy, said not so fast. 

The studio behind the epic game took to Twitter to debuff Spencer’s comments, saying “The information about Control coming to Xbox Game Pass as reported on a recent Mixer stream is incorrect. We have no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time.”

While obviously that means it’s not available in the immediate future, that’s not to say that Control will never make its way over onto the service. It looks like the conversation must have already started for Spencer to make the initial comment, but it looks like it was one of those chicken x hatching scenarios. 

Xbox Game Pass aside, Control is available now to enjoy on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. 

Liana Ruppert

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!