Remedy’s Control Is Available On PlayStation Now, Along With Shadow Of The Tomb Raider And Wolfenstein 2

Remedy’s Control Is Available On PlayStation Now, Along With Shadow Of The Tomb Raider And Wolfenstein 2
Credit: Control Official Website

If you still haven’t played Control, Remedy’s latest mind-bending masterpiece, there are two things you should know immediately. One, it’s currently leading the nominations for the April 2 BAFTA Games Awards with 11 nominations. The specific awards haven’t even been announced yet, only the number of nominations received.

The second thing you should know is that Control is now available through the subscription-based PlayStation Now, meaning that even if you don’t own it, you can now give it a whirl for a low, low subscription price. If you’ve never used the service, you can even kick things off with a seven-day free trial.

Okay, that was probably the first thing you needed to know, but if you had found that out first you would have run off excitedly to fire up your PlayStation 4 without ever having read the BAFTA thing.

If you’re not familiar with how the PlayStation Now service works, know that games are sometimes only available for a limited time. Granted, any game on the service could disappear at any moment, as it is with any streaming service, but specific games become available with a set window in mind. In the case of Control (and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which also became available today), the game will be pulled from the service on August 31. Yes, that gives you a full five months to play it, but it’s still good to tuck that expiration date away in the back of your mind because for a lot of procrastinators, five months can go by in a blink.

Control is actually set to release its first major story DLC in just a few weeks, so this might be the perfect time to check it out. With PlayStation Now, players can purchase and play DLC for games that they don’t actually own, provided the game is available on the service. If the game gets removed from the service, however, players obviously can’t continue to play that DLC.

So hop on and play through Control now, so you can be among the first to play the new DLC, The Foundation, before spoilers invade the Internet. The Foundation will be released on March 26 and AWE, a second and apparently Alan Wake-connected DLC, will release sometime in mid-2020. Color me excited.

Along with Control, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13, the above-mentioned Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more titles all hit PlayStation Now today. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which was scheduled to be pulled from the service today, received a stay of execution until an unknown date.