When Control first appeared for pre-order, there was a bit of controversy over the fact that Remedy, previously an Xbox-exclusive developer, was now creating content exclusively for PlayStation 4 players. Not only would PlayStation 4 players get exclusive themes and avatars, the various digital editions of the game included exclusive mods, outfits, and a side mission that Xbox players would never receive. The game's post-launch Expansion Packs would also be a timed-exclusive for PlayStation 4. In an interview with WCCFTech, Remedy's Communications Director Thomas Puha has now stated that period won't be "very long":
So there’s one exclusive mission in the digital deluxe PS4 version, and then the expansion pass is kind of tied to that. But outside of that, one costume, the side mission, and the digital themes, the game is the same on all platforms, and all the expansion pass will be available on all platforms, but I can’t say what the exclusivity window is, except it’s not very long. So, again, we’re consumers as well at Remedy and the core game is the same for everybody. Again, many publisher and business reasons for doing certain things.This seems to suggest that the exclusivity window will not be as long as that experienced by Destiny 2 players, who have to wait for a whole year before the PlayStation 4 exclusive content becomes available on Xbox. Hopefully it will be as short a window as that in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, where Xbox players only have to wait a week before the updates, DLC and in-game events arrive.
Xbox players will get some pre-order bonuses if they choose to purchase the title before launch date. Regardless of whether you get the standard edition or the Retail Exclusive edition, you'll get the Tactical Response Gear outfit and Crafting Resources Pack for pre-ordering the game. The handy diagram below gives a list of what is included with each edition:
Control will be released on August 27th.
We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Control achievements.