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25th June 2020
Control's First Expansion Pack, The Foundation, Now On XBOX One!

If you own Control on XBOX One, the game's first expansion pack, The Foundation, is now available to check out on the console! I'm really excited that more people are able to play the game now and will be delving into the depths of the FBC. If you're playing it for the first time, let us know what you think! In the meantime, I'll do our best in the meantime to keep things the reveals under wraps for fans looking to avoid spoilers.


If you do want to learn more about The Foundation, before buying or jumping into the game we've collected information about what fans can expect:

Early Reviews. Ahead of The Foundation's launch on PC and PlayStation, Remedy and 505Games gave early review copies to a number of gaming websites, including PC World, Kotaku, Stevivor, GameSpew, Easy Allies, Joy Freak, and GameSpot who later posted what they thought about Jesse's latest adventure.


The Mission. "The Foundation" takes place after the events of the main game, and sees Jesse defend The Oldest House from the Astral Plane which has begun seeping through to our dimension. The mission forces the newly appointed Director to enter the caves beneath and prevent the imminent threat. Meanwhile, Helen Marshall, the FBC's Head of Operations is on her own path to follow instructions given to her from Director Trench, with possible ties to the disaster on their doorstep. In the first expansion pack, Jesse discovers more about Marshall's sudden disappearance and The Board she serves.

On average, the new mission is expected to take players between 4-5 hours to complete and can be accessed by heading to the Hotline Chamber after the game.



New Skills. The upcoming expansion pack also brings a new skill called "Shape" and a new Service Weapon upgrade called "Fracture". According to IGN, Jesse's new skill won't be exclusively used for combat, as Shape will also allow Jesse to interact with her environment, such as creating a new platform for her to step on or allowing her to solve puzzles (or "Rituals"). Speaking of puzzles, for those who loved sleuthing in the main game and solving codes hidden in the environment, Sergey teased in his earlier interview with IGN that you may find a few more in this upcoming pack.


New Enemy Type. With a new level, there's also a new enemy type! These mysterious beings lurk in the caves under the Oldest House and are called "Hiss Sharpened" which Antonela warns in her blog post to be "particularly challenging". This new enemy is ruthless and will relentlessly come at you from different directions, in an attempt to snag you with their pickaxe.


How to Play. To be able to play the new mission, you will need the Control Season Pass available on the Microsoft Store. If you have the Control Standard Edition, the Season Pass can be purchased separately for £19.99, and will also allow you to play the upcoming A.W.E. mission. If you have purchased the Control Digital Deluxe Edition, the Season Pass is already included in your pack.

Alternatively, if you want to buy The Foundation separately, you can buy the add-on Control Expansion 1 'The Foundation' for £12.49.

- For a limited time, Control is currently 50% off for Gold members on XBOX One.

If you have any questions about the new expansion, 505Games' Senior Brand Community Manager, Antonela Pounder has created an FAQ list for The Foundation. You can read the full post, HERE.



The Foundation Livestream. To celebrate the launch of The Foundation, Vida Starčević (Remedy's Community Manager) will be joined on the studio's Twitch channel by special guests, Adam Persson (Control's Level Designer), and Elmeri Raitanen (Lead Visual Effects Artist at Remedy & Art Director on The Foundation). You can watch them live at Twitch on June 25th (7pm EEST / 10am PDT / 5pm BST / 4pm GMT).

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