Control is the best looking game of the year (with Derek's review here), and one of the best-looking games of all time with all of its RTX real-time ray tracing effects enabled on GeForce RTX graphics cards -- but what about consoles?
Yeah, I know -- I'm not surprised either, with consoles not capable of running Control smoothly. The base Xbox One and PS4 consoles run Control like crap, with the game dropping into 15FPS without a problem, and down to an even more unplayable 10FPS at times. Digital Foundry's video (above) does a great job (as always) of breaking down Control on the Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, PS4, and PS4 Pro consoles.
Even the 'higher-end' Xbox One X and PS4 Pro consoles drop into the 20FPS region, which is ridiculously low for games not just in 2019, but forever. Digital Foundry notes that the stock Xbox One and PS4 performance of Control was so bad, he thought something was wrong with his consoles and rebooted them. It didn't fix the issue, obviously.