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You'll get 6-months advance warning if Control's cloud service is coming to an end

So you're saying I'm not in control...

So you spend $40 bucks to play Control: Ultimate Edition on Switch. You're totally fine with having a Cloud-based experience, and you're enjoying your time with the game. That's all well and good...but there's something to keep in mind. You may not always have access to Control: Ultimate Edition. At one point it could just vanish.

You're not really buying a copy of Control on the Switch, as you're instead by access to it. Since it's a Cloud version of the game, that access could disappear at some point. Obviously that's not the plan and players should be able to enjoy the game for years to come, but the eShop page does warn that service could end at some point. That said, you will get 6 months advance notice of that. Good to know you'll get a heads up, but still sucky that you could spend $40 to never access a game again.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch
Games: Control

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Sure. Doesn’t mean people shouldn’t be vocal about why they’re against something (provided the reasoning is understandable).

I like the idea of these cloud versions of games but the pricing is an insult and this story is exactly why. The only way for anything to potentially change is to be vocal about it- simply not buying it will just send the impression that people aren’t interested in these versions when, judging from many comments I’ve seen online; that’s not the case. Many are open to them but aren’t willing to pay close to full price for a game with an indeterminable shelf life- and who could blame them.

Sat Oct 31 20 01:26pm
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It’s easy. Don’t like this, don’t buy it.

Btw, it’s on sale over at Steam.

Sure. Doesn’t mean people shouldn’t be vocal about why they’re against something (provided the reasoning is understandable).

I like the idea of these cloud versions of games but the pricing is an insult and this story is exactly why. The only way for anything to potentially change is to be vocal about it- simply not buying it will just send the impression that people aren’t interested in these versions when, judging from many comments I’ve seen online; that’s not the case. Many are open to them but aren’t willing to pay close to full price for a game with an indeterminable shelf life- and who could blame them.

Voting with your wallet is always the best way to send a message in my opinion. Hypothetically if Control’s cloud version was a financial success, then no mount of internet comments matter.

The majority of comments I’ve seen are decisively against any notion of cloud games - regardless of price.

Personally, I don’t think cloud gaming works on a game by game basis.
It could work as a subscription service where you get access to all available games on said service like MS xCloud or Stadia.

MS xCloud is the Holy Grail of this type of service. On Stadia you pay the subscription + full price for the games, not a good thing to follow IMO.

Unfortunately they are overcharging for older games. If Capcom were to announce the RE Village would come out on Switch via Cloud alongside all the other versions, then a lot more people would be interested in this.

Oh I thought Stadia was just a subscription. Charging for the games on top is dumb.

Yeah. If you wanted to play, let's say, RDR2, you'd have to pay $60 on top of the subscription to have access to it

I would support cloud gaming on switch if they get the pricing right.

i would prefer a x year commitment like 5-8 years. or a pc key in case of shutdown.
At this price though and without gyro, I'd only get khearts or a racing game. Gta5 could be interesting for some people imo.

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