Recently, Xbox head, Phil Spencer appeared on an Extra Life charity stream and mentioned Remedy’s latest game, Control, and that it would soon be on Game Pass. He suggested that the game was great, but that it didn’t “didn’t reach enough people,” and that it being on Game Pass would rectify that.
According to reports though, Phil Spencer may have fabricated the whole thing, as according to Control developer Remedy, the game isn’t coming to Game Pass, and that Spencer misspoke.
“The information about Control coming to Xbox Game Pass as reported on a recent Mixer stream is incorrect,” Remedy tweeted. “We have no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time.”
A Microsoft representative confirmed the same to Polygon in a recent interview:
“We’re aware that Control was mentioned as coming to the Xbox Game Pass library and can confirm this was in error,” Microsoft said. “While we are always updating the library and looking for new ways to provide our members with value and choice in their games, we do not have plans to bring Control to the library at this time.”
With both companies using the words “at this time,” so it could be the case that the game could come to Game Pass, just not quite yet.