Control is a game that we're all excited to play, but the recent PC system requirements confusion has us wondering what's up with Remedy Entertainment's PC division, as there's a world of difference between their original specs and the updated ones.
In short, this massive difference is why people started wondering if Control was downgraded on PC, to which the developers have no responded with a resounding 'no'.
Avid visitors may recall that the original Control PC requirements were excessively high, and how surprised we were to learn that Remedy were pushing the envelope this far. The minimum spec they said Control would reliably run on was a GTX 1060 - a decidedly powerful card still.
The new requirements are far more reasonable (no RTX 2080 requirement in sight), though they did spur discussion on whether Control would be launched in a visually-downgraded state. "No, its not downgraded," said the verified Resetera account of Thomas Puha, Head of Comms at Remedy.
It's not much to go on, of course, but it does ease some concerns about Control's performance and optimisation. Remedy's next flagship is set to launch on August 27 as a Epic Store exclusive, and we recently learned that its pitch was originally supposed to be Alan Wake 2.