‘Control’ may be available on Xbox Game Pass in December
505 Games’ acclaimed 2019 game Control may soon be joining the Xbox Game Pass roster, according to a cryptic new teaser.
The official Xbox Game Pass account on Twitter shared a screenshot of an internal email on Monday (November 30) that reflects upon the month of November for the service, as well as a preview of things to come in December.
The email begun with a congratulatory message to the Xbox team for the arrival of EA Play on consoles, and more importantly, the launch of the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.
It then touched upon the games headed to Xbox Game Pass in December, highlighting one game in particular. However, the game’s title was redacted in bold red, with the email noting that “fans won’t stop mentioning” the game. The teaser also made reference to a gif with “sinister red light” that has been sent to the team.
Check out the tweet below.
Honestly we have no idea what gif or sinister red light Melissa is referring to pic.twitter.com/QaOK7jZNkM
— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) November 29, 2020
Players have since begun speculating that the game in question is none other than Control, which heavily features red lights and redaction notices throughout the game as well as its marketing campaigns.
While the title has not been confirmed, its arrival would corroborate a statement Xbox head Phil Spencer made in 2019 about the game: “I thought Control was really good. It didn’t reach enough people so I’m glad to see that it’s coming into Game Pass so that more people will play it.”
However, Spencer’s comment was later dismissed by publisher Remedy. At the time, the company said that “the information about Control coming to Xbox Game Pass as reported on a recent Mixer stream is incorrect. We have no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time”.
The information about Control coming to Xbox Game Pass as reported on a recent Mixer stream is incorrect. We have no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time.
— Control 🔦🔻 (@ControlRemedy) December 5, 2019
Even if the upcoming game turns out to Control, it currently remains to be seen if the Xbox Game Pass will offer players access to the Ultimate Edition or just the base version. The Ultimate Edition includes the base game as well as all post-launch updates and expansions.
In other Control news, the next-gen version of the Ultimate Edition bundle has been postponed to early 2021 because the developers want “the final quality of the game to be awesome” and will “need a bit more time to work on [the game]”. It was initially scheduled to release before the end of 2020.
Published at Mon, 30 Nov 2020 06:17:19 +0000
‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ includes an Inhumans Easter egg
A new Inhumans Easter egg has been found in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Reddit user ElMechacontext shared an image of a Lockjaw The Bulldog statue that can be found in a secret hideout somewhere in-game, although the user did not confirm where the hideout is located. Lockjaw The Bulldog is a fan-favourite Marvel character, which serves as the protector of the Inhumans, and is best known for its powers of teleportation.
Check out the Easter egg below.
[Spider-Man: Miles Morales] This statue of Lockjaw the Bulldog can be found in a secret hideout from GamingDetails
Many players were quick to point out that the same statue appeared in the original 2018 Spider-Man game, as a way to replace the iconic real-life Charging Bull statue in the game due to legal reasons.
However, the image shared by ElMechacontext appears to be a second Lockjaw statue, as the original remains intact at the same spot as its 2018 predecessor – in the Financial District of Manhattan.
Lockjaw’s Easter egg in Spider-Man: Miles Morales happens to be the second most prominent secret found in the game so far, with the biggest being a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed the Black Panther in the Marvel movies.
While the tribute to Boseman during the game’s credit reel was public knowledge ahead of the game’s release, reddit user RollieDell had discovered a second tribute, where the 42nd Street sign had been changed to Boseman Way in memory of the late actor.
In other Miles Morales news, a new update that was released last week fixed a number of issues that caused players’ screens to blackout while changing the time of day in-game, as well as not being able to change suits while using photo mode.
Published at Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:57:14 +0000