Phil Spencer, head of Xbox and the guy currently playing Microsoft’s next-gen console (codenamed Project Scarlett) at home, says Remedy’s sci-fi shooter Control is coming to Xbox Game Pass. [Update: Remedy itself has disputed the claim, saying in a tweet that it has “no news or announcements regarding Xbox Game Pass at this time.” That’s not to say it won’t ever come to Game Pass, but it appears such a release is not imminent.]

The Xbox boss casually revealed the news during a recent Extra Life stream on Mixer. When discussing his favourite games of the year with developers from 343 Industries, Spencer said, “I thought Control was really good. It didn’t reach enough people, so I’m glad to see that it’s coming to Game Pass so hopefully more people will play it.” You can watch him discuss Control around the 44-minute mark.

It’s a surprising tidbit to reveal during a mellow live stream, especially since Microsoft just announced a slew of new games coming to Xbox Game Pass during the month of December–Control not included. It’s another feather in Game Pass’s cap, though, and as Spencer said, it should hopefully result in a wider audience playing the game. Remedy recently expressed its satisfaction with Control’s sales performance, even though it failed to top the charts when it launched back in August. But its inclusion on Game Pass gives more people an opportunity to play one of 2019’s best games.

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