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Control DLC Will Not Be PS4 Exclusive for Long; Developer Discusses Epic Deal

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Remedy Entertainment has opened up about some of the exclusivity deals the company has made regarding Control and its post-launch content.

In an interview with Wccftech, Thomas Puha, community director at the developer, noted that the exclusivity period for Control‘s expansion packs on PlayStation 4 will not be very long and that the game’s publisher, 505 Games, would know more about the details of deal with the Epic Games Store for PC.

Puha elaborated further on the PS4 exclusive content:

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.”

He also spoke about the decision to go exclusive on the Epic Games Store for PC:

“You’d have to talk to the publisher about that. There’s been a long relationship between Epic and Remedy, and whenever these disruptive kinds of things happen, some people are upset. From our perspective, I mean, we’re consumers as well. So I mean, we get some of the frustration, but at least from Remedy’s perspective, we’re still multiplatform. You know, you can still play the game on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. I think the main concern for us is; let’s just make Control as good as it can be. Right? That’s the main thing. We are worried about making the game as good as it can be.”

Remedy has a history of working with Microsoft, producing games such as Alan Wake for the Xbox 360 and Quantum Break for the Xbox One. However, middling sales of the latter title on both Xbox and PC was most likely a factor for Remedy to go multiplatform with Control.

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Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players

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Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to GamesIndustry.biz where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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