Control is one of the most successful and popular games in the last few years. The title was developed by Remedy Entertainment, and we have seen quality releases from the studio ever since the PlayStation 2 days. Remedy is also known to be the developers of the iconic Max Payne series, and they are currently working on remastering the first two games which were initially launched on sixth-generation home video game consoles. The studio is also preparing a sequel to the critically acclaimed Alan Wake. The sequel was teased last year, but we do not have any significant information on it other than the fact that it will be a survival horror game.
Tracing Remedy’s success, Control is a great addition to the developer’s arsenal too. The video game received over 80 awards and received positive reviews when it was released back in 2019. People praised the awesome storyline of the game, and its fun but innovative gameplay mechanics were received quite well too. The most interesting fact is that Remedy Entertainment managed to keep most of the game limited with a bureaucratic office building that was afflicted with paranormal activities.
The developers also have released an Ultimate version of the game, which includes its base version along with a couple of DLCs (AWE and the Foundation add-ons). Control has been previously given away for free at the Epic Games Store. Thus, it is no surprise that the game is going free once again, albeit not at Epic Games this time. AT&T’s customers who missed the game during its first giveaway can now claim it for free. However, there is a catch. Unlike Epic, which allowed its users to keep the game forever, AT&T will revoke access once you unsubscribe from their postpaid mobility plan.
Control is not the first game AT&T postpaid customers can enjoy. Previously, they have also given away Batman: Arkham Night. Thus, we can conclude that the company will be looking forward to securing more deals with video game developers in the upcoming future. The initiative can also be used by video game developers to endorse AT&T’s 5G network and offer trials based on the tech 5G has to offer. Some features 5G allows include high-quality low latency video game streaming.
Video game streaming does not involve any downloads. But, current technical barriers are keeping most companies away from doubling down their presence in this market. We have also seen services like Google Stadia crumble in the past. However, the way AT&T has jumped into promoting 5G is commendable. They have chosen a particularly demanding game like Control for this demo. Control is known to face severe frame drop issues on modern consoles, thus it might not be the best choice to demo the high-resolution low-latency streaming service 5G can easily handle.