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Control Ultimate Edition PS5 Size Is 42% Smaller Than Xbox Series X Due To Kraken Compression Technique

The PS5 version of Control Ultimate Edition features a significantly smaller file size than its Xbox Series X counterpart, thanks largely to the console’s improved Kraken compression technique.

As reported on Reddit, the game clocks in at 25.79GB on Sony’s new home console, while on the Xbox Series X the game weighs 42.4GB and 42.1GB on Xbox One. Again, this is due to the better compression technique employed by PS5 hardware.

Control Ultimate Edition is now available as part of the PS Plus February 2021 free games lineup. You can read our review of Remedy‘s latest offering here.

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Control was originally released for PS4, PC and Xbox One in August 2019. The game sees players following Jesse Faden, the newly-appointed director of the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC), as she explores the company’s paranormal headquarters while battling against foes know was the Hiss using a variety of powerful abilities at her disposal.

[Source – Reddit via Twisted Voxel]