Remedy rolls back update due to Steam controller and always-online issues

Remedy rolls back update due to Steam controller and always-online issues

Finnish games studio Remedy has apologised for issues caused by an update to its recently-released title Control on the Epic Games Store.

Taking to Twitter (below), the developer said it was sorry for the issues caused by this update. This most recent refresh to the title was meant to introduce a new Photo Mode, but also causes problems with Steam controllers and made being online mandatory for playing the game.

Remedy has said that it has rolled back to the previous version of the game and would be reintroducing the Photo Mode again shortly. The studio also took ownership over the mistakes, saying that consumers should not be blaming Epic for the issues this update introduced, as many gamers predictably did.

It looks like Epic paid Control's publisher 505 Games $10.5m for exclusivity of the game, per financials for that company's parent firm Digital Bros. This project is of a slightly smaller budget than its predecessors, with CEO Tero Virtala telling the crowd at Devcom 2019 that the game had between $22.2m and $33.3m behind it

We caught up with Virtala at Gamescom to see how Remedy has changed in recent years

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