Two Control expansions have been announced as part of the game's post-launch roadmap. These paid pieces of DLC will be supplemented by some free content that will arrive in the coming months, and that's not all — one of the two expansions may very well be a Control Alan Wake crossover.
Let's kick things off by taking a look at the Control roadmap for future content!
The Control Roadmap — Control Expansions and New Features
The Control Roadmap was highlighted on the game's official website in a blog post that details what we can expect to see for the future of this game. Kicking things off are two new features that are coming before the end of 2019: Photo Mode and Expeditions.
Control Photo Mode is exactly what it says on the tin: a way to pause the game and take really cool pictures. More information about this will be coming soon, but you can expect it to officially drop sometime in the Fall of 2019. I can't imagine that it would work all that differently from similar features in other games, though.
Next up is Expeditions, a new way to play the game that should arrive sometime in December. Jesse teams up with Security Chief Arish in an attempt to explore the Formation and the surrounding area. This will be a very tough challenge for players to overcome, so make sure that you have the best equipment and abilities ready to go.
As for the Control expansions, we can expect to see one of these paid pieces of DLC launch in early 2020 and another to launch in mid-2020. The first one is titled The Foundation and it will explore the history of The Oldest House. You'll explore "what lies beneath the Bureau", although it's not entirely clear if this is meant to be taken literally or figuratively.
The second expansion is titled AWE (standing for "Altered World Events"); it will take you into the Investigations Sector which explores these mysterious phenomena. However, a careful look at the logo for the AWE expansion reveals what may very well be our first hint at a Control Alan Wake Crossover.
Is a Control Alan Wake Crossover Coming?
First noticed by TrueAchievements, it seems that something strange may be brewing in The Foundation.If you look at the image above, you can see the box art from the first Alan Wake game on the left and the box art for the mid-2020 expansion AWE (Altered World Events).
Notably, the AWE logo is split horizontally along the middle with the signature red of control on the bottom. A careful examination of the upper half of the AWE logo shows what is basically a polished version of the Alan Wake box art, hinting that we may well be getting a Control Alan Wake crossover in this second piece of paid DLC.
The Control Roadmap has certainly laid out a nice pace of content for the future. If you'd like to pick up a copy for yourself, you can get it for the PC at the Epic Games Store at the price of $59.99 or your regional equivalent. Alternatively, you can grab a physical version for PS4 Or Xbox One on Amazon. Don't forget to check out our review to see what we thought of the game!
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What do you think of the Control expansions coming next year? Do you think we'll be getting a proper Control Alan Wake crossover? Any pictures you plan to take with the Control photo mode? Let us know in the comments below!