Control Ultimate Edition Doesn’t Quite Fit On Its Xbox One Disc

Illustration for article titled Control Ultimate Edition Doesn’t Quite Fit On Its Xbox One Disc
Screenshot: Remedy Entertainment / 505 Games

505 Games has clarified that the physical version of Control Ultimate Edition, released today, has a one-time internet connection requirement on Xbox One to download everything in the expanded package.


Control Ultimate Edition, including all the latest expansions, is over 50 GB, so we’re unable to fit everything on the Xbox disc,” 505 Games wrote. “We have used Xbox intelligent delivery to provide some content on the disc and the rest via download. Once you have downloaded the game, rest assured you do not have to be online to play!”

An internet connection isn’t required for the game’s physical PlayStation 4 release, the official statement goes on to explain, due to “compression and other variables.”

These details come after a Twitter user expressed confusion over the weekend about Control’s physical Xbox packaging stating the game needs to connect to the internet.

When Kotaku reached out to 505 Games about whether the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 versions of Control Ultimate Edition would require internet connections or employ the compression methods used on the PlayStation 4 disc, the publisher declined to comment.

Staff Writer, Kotaku



At this point, physical discs are just download keys anyway, unless you want to play the worst, buggy unpatched mess. Sure, with a goty/ultimate release, the base game is probably patched to some level (one would hope).

Maybe they should have released 2 discs, or made the 1X assets a separate download. Or just made the ashtray maze its own standalone disc, complete with soundtrack.