Today, AT&T announced that Control Ultimate Edition is now free to stream for its customers for a limited time.
According to today’s announcement, “low latency of AT&T 5G paired with cloud streaming technology helps deliver virtually instant, high-fidelity gameplay to the devices you already own.”
This means that Control can be streamed on any AT&T connected phone, tablet, or computer. There is no downloading, subscriptions, or hidden costs. Customers will just need an “AT&T postpaid mobility plan” to play. The streaming is powered by Google’s Immersive Stream for Games, a new arm of Google Stadia.
This service lets gamers who are AT&T customers try out the game for a limited time. AT&T hopes this leads to publishers using “the combination of 5G connectivity and cloud streaming technology to offer limited time play sessions directly from a search result” in the future. Last fall, AT&T gave their customers the chance to play Batman: Arkham Night for free.
In February 2022, it was announced that Google Stadia was looking to rebrand itself. This rebrand would let Google repurpose their Stadia tech by partnering with other companies, like AT&T, to white-label the technology. It’s no surprise Stadia has looked at other avenues to use its technology after an initial rocky release.
Since then, it hasn’t been smooth sailing. Stadia has seen its game director leave for Google Cloud, other staff members leave for Haven Entertainment, and its VP leave Google entirely.
Control is a worth playing if you haven’t before. In our review, we said it “creates a captivating, oddball world that never loses the thread of its supernatural tale.”
Casey is a freelance writer for IGN. You can usually find him talking about JRPGs on Twitter at @caseydavidmt.
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Author: Casey David Muir-Taylor