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Control possibly runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X

Updated August 28, 2019: Remedy runs at 1440p on Xbox One X. The final build appears to have a lower resolution to make performance better.

A few months ago, Remedy Entertainment showed a gameplay trailer of Control at the PlayStation E3 2018 event. The game uses the same engine as Quantum Break and is coming to Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 in a few months. 505 Games confirmed that the title will be enhanced for Xbox One X, but didn't provide any further details until now. Control is expected to launch on August 27, priced at $60.

According to an Amazon (opens in new tab) listing for Control, the game supports "4K" and "HDR" on Xbox One X. Oddly enough, the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) just says the game is Xbox One X Enhanced, but doesn't list any other details besides that.

Control is a supernatural third-person action-adventure that takes place in a universe similar to the one in Quantum Break. After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new director struggling to regain control. Instead of taking place in a science fiction setting, Control explores mysticism in a modern light.

The game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts, and reactive environments while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world. The gameplay is similar to Quantum Break so those who played the Microsoft exclusive should feel right at home.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

14 Comments
  • I don’t get why the box art says 4K but the Microsoft Store says just Xbox One X Enhanced. In interviews the team has said that they would support HDR, but the Microsoft Store doesn’t even say that. Maybe it’ll get updated soon.
  • Sooooo many games to play!!!
  • It will not release for PC?
  • The first paragraph says that it will release on Xbox, PC, and PS4 in a few months.
  • I'm so stoked for this! Huge Remedy fan here. I love all their games!
  • Yes, me too. This is one I'll get day one...
  • Agreed, there are only three developers I trust enough to buy day one and Remedy is one of them. As an a aside it sucks that Microsoft has IP rights to Quantum Break, it would have been nice to see a sequel to that game.
  • How does Microsoft owning the IP prevent a sequel?
  • If it's still using that awful reconstruction tech from Quantum Break that looked like the blurry 720p mess it was when moving around and then turned to full 1080p when you were standing still - they can keep their 4k.
  • That was the original Xbox One base console version. Not the X version of Quantum Break. Still some of the visuals that game was throwing around are way underappreciated.
  • I agree... The 4k patch looked great, and I played the game much later than the original release. There were a few glitches though.
  • I didn't have an issue with the resolution in QB, my main issue visually was the lighting.
  • 4k is straight up not as important to me as a gamer than a higher frame rate.
    Given the choice between 4k/30fps and 1080p/60fps I'll choose the latter, every time.
  • AW - light
    QB - time
    what's the hook in this one?