Remedy has kept the secrets of Control under wraps for more than a year, only ever referring to the game as P7 in Press releases and job ads. Now, after Sony’s press conference at E3 2018, we know that the game is a whole new IP, following a character called Jesse Faden as she takes on the role of Director in a mysterious Bureau.
Control is recognisably a Remedy game. It is a gunplay heavy third-person action game but seems closer to Quantum Break than Max Payne, with you gaining access to supernatural abilities as you progress, letting you attack enemies with telekinetic powers.
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The most arresting part of Control’s reveal is that the world it takes place in is a brutalist building that shifts and reforms around you, behaving more like water than concrete. It’s hypnotic to behold, like a living Escher painting - seemingly understandable and yet it’s difficult to grasp the world and make sense of its architecture.
Control release date
According to its 2017 financial statement, Remedy said Control - then known as P7 - was progressing towards a 2019 release date.