Remedy's Control released to positive reception among both players and critics alike, with our reviewer Baz stating that "Control is a mesmerising dive into the warped world of the supernatural that sets a new high bar for world design alongside its bizarre, yet compelling story, and power fantasy combat."
Despite receiving high scores, the game previously suffered from terrible performance issues across all platforms. Thankfully, Remedy is now rolling out a significant update which should see some much-needed stability fixes to the slideshow-like framerate. The update is out now on PlayStation 4 and is coming soon to the Xbox One and PC versions.
In a blog post on Remedys website, the studio states that they have "improved general frame-rate performance through optimisations made to multiple systems and content" and have also added the ability for players to toggle the games motion blur and film grain effects on and off
These changes should go a long way in making the game substantially more playable, as the framerate dips into single-digit territory frequently during its more intense action moments (and when unpausing...), making the more hectic encounters significantly more challenging.
Having just started my second playthrough, I'm glad I won't have to deal with that dreadful framerate and the creepy Hiss enemies in tandem.
You can check out the full list of fixes in the patch notes here!