If you have purchased the physical edition of Control Ultimate Edition for Xbox One and, for some reason, are unable to get past a certain part of the beginning of the title, it is because the console asks you to update the title, therefore, you should know that you will have to connect to the internet to play the title.
In a new update on its support site, publisher 505 Games said that an internet connection is required to play the single-player title as not all of the content fits on an Xbox disc.
This makes it clear, therefore, that the Xbox version of Control Ultimate Edition requires an active Internet connection, but only to download the remaining files, after which you can also play offline if you want.
“Control Ultimate Edition, including all the latest expansions is over 50gb so we’re unable to fit everything on the Xbox disc,” explained 505 Games. “We have used Xbox intelligent delivery to provide some content on the disc and the rest via download.”
Intelligent Delivery, for the uninitiated, is a developer-oriented technology used to reduce the size of Xbox game installations.
On PlayStation 4, this is not the case as Control Ultimate Edition fits on a single disc, due to compression and other variables. “On PlayStation 4, this isn’t the case as Control Ultimate Edition fits on a single disc, due to compression and other variables,” 505 said. Once the game is downloaded, you don’t need to be online to play.
Control is now available on PC, PS4, Xbox One.