Control Ultimate Edition Comparison - The Oldest House Gets a Lick of Next-Gen Paint

Control Ultimate Edition Comparison - The Oldest House Gets a Lick of Next-Gen Paint

Richard Walker

Released in August 2019, Control remains another stellar example of what Remedy Entertainment can do with a good story, a paranormal twist, and badass combat mechanics, and almost seemed ahead of its time in doing so much with its physics and other various moving parts.

In essence, Control felt like it was on the cusp of being something next-gen, which, unfortunately meant the game launched with some fairly dodgy frame rate issues that have happily been mostly ironed out. But, with the release of the Ultimate Edition for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, we can now play Control at a high-resolution, with a solid 60 frames per second.

The game comes with a Graphics mode, offering high-res visuals at 30fps with added ray-tracing, making The Oldest House look the best it ever has. Alternatively, there's a Performance mode, which nixes the ray-tracing and ups the frame rate to 60fps, ensuring that Jesse Faden's fight against the encroaching Hiss handles like a dream.

But which mode would you prefer? Wouldn't it be useful to see how the Control Ultimate Edition compares to its last-gen counterpart, and how Graphics mode compares to Performance mode? Consider your queries answered in our new comparison video below, with added blather.

Control Ultimate Edition is out now for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (as a cloud version), and PC.

  • I wonder if the restroom is still gone missing in the next gen version
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