Remedy Entertainment, the Finnish video game developer, has made its popular action-adventure game Control free on the Epic Games Store. The deal went live a few hours ago and will remain up for claims until June 17.
Anyone with an Epic Games account can buy the title from the gaming company’s website and have it in their library forever.
The Vault has opened… and something within is calling you to the Oldest House.— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) June 10, 2021
Discover a world unknown. Humanity is at stake. Will you regain CONTROL?
However, for installation, players will need to download the Epic Games launcher on their laptops or personal computers. They just have to sign into the launcher and the download and installation would begin automatically.
While Epic offers a free game or two every week, Control appears to be a part of the mega sale the store has been hosting. That event also runs through June 17.
For the initiated, this is an excellent supernatural thriller from 2019. Players get to play as Jesse Faden, a secret government agent who investigates a spooky shape-shifting facility called the Oldest House. As they move ahead in the game, they gain new telekinetic abilities and weapons to fend off enemies waiting in the house.
According to Remedy Entertainment, Control has been critical to its growth in the financial year ending December 2020. The game’s sales have surpassed two million and it continues to remain available across devices, including the latest PlayStation and Xbox consoles and platforms.
Along with Control, action RPG ‘Genshen Impact’ is also free as part of the mega sale event. Plus, there are heavy discounts on popular titles such as Grand Theft Auto (GTA) V, World War Z, Hitman 3, and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
While Control has not been as popular in India as multiplayer games such as South Korean developer Krafton’s PUBG (PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds), the online gaming market here has seen a surge in the wake of the pandemic with frequent lockdowns and workforces shifting to a work-from-home regimen. While PUBG has been banned in India by the central government, Krafton recently opened pre-registrations for its new India focused game, dubbed Battlegrounds Mobile India.