Control is a video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and released on August 27, 2019.
Control exists in a shared universe with Alan Wake franchise, and there exist multiple allusions between the two.
References to Control in Alan Wake
- Alan Wake's American Nightmare has the hidden message "It will happen again, in another town, a town called Ordinary", which is is where Jesse and Dylan Faden grew up and become a part of the Ordinary Altered Word Event.
References to Alan Wake in Control
- Dylan Faden mentions that in one of his dreams, he saw many worlds, including one where "a writer wrote a story about a cop," and another where "the cop was real" - a dual reference to Alan Wake and Max Payne.
- A Bureau file details their plans to revive the cancelled Night Springs TV series - which was featured prominently in Alan Wake - in order to monitor the public perception of the paranatural.
- One of the Altered World Event case files in the game details an AWE occurring in Bright Falls, Washington in 2010, including a summary of the game's events. Multiple documents refer to this AWE.
- After she visits him in the Foundation, Ahti gives Jesse Faden his cassette player, which includes the song "Take Control" performed by Old Gods of Asgard.
- The Typewritten Page is an Altered Object under lock in the Federal Bureau of Control's Panopticon security system, that their tests confirm was written by Alan Wake. Approaching it causes a vision of Alan to appear and narrate the first paragraph of the note.
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