Control wins Best Art Direction at The Game Awards

The Game Awards were held tonight in Los Angeles, and Control took home the award for Best Art Direction! During the show, we gave viewers their first glimpse at Expeditions, a new challenging end-game mode that’s available today for all players of Control.

Control was nominated for eight Game Awards, including 2019 Game of the Year, and we’re proud to say that we have won Best Art Direction for Control! Thank you so much to our community, all the players, the press, and everyone who has supported Control since launch. Being nominated alone is amazing, and we’re very grateful for it. Winning Best Art Direction is a huge honor, and we’re overwhelmed by everyone’s outpouring of love and support for our game.

This week we also won a number of other awards – IGN announced that Control was their Game of the Year, and we recorded a reaction video with some of the team, in which our Creative Director, Sam Lake, announced what we’d won live on camera. IGN also gave Control the Best Action/Adventure, Best Art Direction, and Best Story.

The readers of Official PlayStation Magazine UK also honored Control as their Game of the Year! Thank you very much to everyone who voted for us, we hope you will keep supporting us in the future as well.

And today Polygon announced that Control was #2 on their Game of the Year list. They called Control our “finest game thus far, set in a remarkable world that’s unlike that of any video game before it.” Thank you!

Paste Magazine has named Control their #1 GOTY of 2019. Our studio was also named one of the People of the Year according to GamesIndustry.biz. These are both awesome acknowledgements, thank you!

Lastly, of course, there’s Expeditions, the new game mode for Control that we announced earlier in the year. The December update which contains the Expeditions mode is now available to all owners of Control, across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Expeditions expand Jesse’s story, taking her to new areas of the Threshold, each with its own unique challenges for her to overcome. Players who successfully complete Expeditions will be rewarded with rare mods and powerful crafting materials unique to the mode, as well as a new outfit for Jesse.

Beginning today, players who have completed the main story mission “My Brother’s Keeper” in Control can use the mysterious Jukebox locked away in a room in Central Executive to access Expeditions. By obtaining Jukebox Tokens, players will be able to hear the song that has the power to transport Jesse into a different dimension. For more information on Expeditions, please visit this blog post. You’ll find the update notes here, and for a condensed look at what this update is about, visit the FAQ.

Enjoy Expeditions! Show us your best times and give us your feedback using the #ControlRemedy hashtag on social media.

Vida Starcevic (Community Manager)

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