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Control Is Now Available To Stream On The Switch

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Control, the atmospheric suspense game from 505 Games is now available on the Switch as Control Ultimate Edition- Cloud Version, but there’s a catch. Since the Switch is not powerful enough to natively run Control, players can only play the game if their internet connection is stable enough to stream it.

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Players are invited to download a launcher for Control and can choose between demoing a version of the game with enhanced graphics or enhanced performance. After the choice is made, a notice pops up warning you that the demo will only last a few minutes, after which the player will be invited to purchase the full version of the game. A stable internet connection are required to play the game and it will be subject to the whims of server capacity (Note: In order to test this demo myself, I am currently sitting in a slowly progressing queue with no estimated wait time.)

This method of streaming beefier games was first introduced in Japan with Resident Evil 7. Control Ultimate Edition - Cloud Version, is the North American introduction to the service. Expect more titles like Hitman 3 in the future.

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Correction: October 28, 5pm: We’ve corrected the article to note that Control does not require a Nintendo Online subscription. The game is also not running on Nintendo’s servers. A rep for Nintendo clarified that the game runs off of servers tied to Ubitus, the same company that supported Switch cloud gaming in Japan.

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How is that the end of your article? I need to know a lot more about this.  How does it work?  Was this ever announced before just now?  Why when I click that link is there a FREE download?  I’m so confused and you just left us hanging!