Hi all! Today, the team here at 505 Games and Remedy Entertainment are celebrating the launch of Control’s first expansion since we launched the main game back last year. Get ready to head back into the Oldest House and into an all-new area known as The Foundation, once you’ve completed the main story.
The Foundation brings additional story content to game and is available today on PlayStation 4 and the Epic Games Store. If you have the Season Pass then great news, this expansion comes at no extra cost.
In The Foundation, the Astral Plane is colliding with our reality. Jesse Faden, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, must travel through the caverns of the Foundation to prevent the Astral Plane from consuming the Oldest House. The missing Head of Operations, Helen Marshall, may hold some answers to the mysteries surrounding this threat. As she travels deeper, Jesse will learn more about Marshall’s disappearance, and about the enigmatic Board.
What’s more, all players will receive a FREE update, consisting of the Shield Rush upgrade and an ability to reassign Ability Points! We’re also including quality of life changes, map visuals and much more.
To our Xbox One players, The Foundation is launching June 25, 2020.
Got any questions? Check out the FAQ guide below…
Q: Do I need to own Control to play The Foundation?
A: Yes, you need to own Control and you need to have completed the main story of Control to play The Foundation. The main story of Control is completed once you’ve completed the mission Take Control.
Q: How do I start The Foundation?
A: On PlayStation 4: Season Pass owners will need to also get The Foundation seperately from the PS Store. (If you own the Season Pass, The Foundation will be marked as free.) After you have The Foundation in your library (on any platform), open the game and look at your mission list, The Foundation mission will be listed there.
Q: Where does The Foundation take place?
A: The Foundation takes place in a completely new area of the Oldest House, called The Foundation.
Q: How do I access The Foundation?
A: You can play The Foundation if you’ve bought the expansion separately, or own the Season Pass.
To access the content in-game, you need to have completed the mission Take Control, the last mission in the main campaign of Control. After that, Jesse will receive a call from the Board in the Hotline Chamber, and that’s how The Foundation starts. The Foundation area will from then on be accessible through the Maintenance sector.
Q: What size is the expansion?
A: Depending on platform, The Foundation expansion is between 4 and 6 GB.
Q: What are the new skills?
A: The new skill available to you in The Foundation is Shape. Shape has two forms, Create and Fracture. You can use this skill only as part of The Foundation expansion, and with it Jesse can manipulate and destroy certain parts of the environment in the Foundation to her advantage. Depending what path you take in the flow of the expansion, you can choose which part of the skill (Create or Fracture) you get first.
All players will also get Shield Rush, an upgrade for the Shield ability which allows for a more offensive use of Shield.
Q: Where are the new skills available?
A: Just like all other abilities in Control, Shape will be available through completing an Astral Plane challenge. Shape can only be used in The Foundation. Shield Rush is available through the ability tree at the Control Point in Central Executive.
Q: What am I getting in The Foundation expansion?
A: The Foundation brings a continuation of the main story of Control, a new ability, more ability upgrades, weapon and player mods, a new enemy type, and secrets to discover.
Q: How long is The Foundation expansion?
A: We anticipate the content of The Foundation to be 4 to 5 hours long.
Q: Is The Foundation part of the Season Pass?
A: Yes, The Foundation Expansion is part of the Season Pass.
Q: When will The Foundation expansion launch on Xbox One?
A: The Foundation launches on Xbox One on June 25th, 2020.
Q: What can I find in the March update?
A: The March update is a free update for all owners of Control. It contains Shield Rush, DLSS 2.0, as well as a number of quality of life changes such as map improvements, Launch and aim toggle, a revised and expanded ability tree, the option to reassign previously used Ability Points, the option to zoom in on documents, and more.
Q: When does the free March update launch on Xbox One?
A: The free March update launches on Xbox One on March 26th, 2020.