In AWE, the narrative begins at the Oldest House, a sector that hasn’t been opened in years. Jesse will enter the Investigations Sector for the first time, and come head to head with the creature of darkness that stalks its corridors.
AWE stands for Altered World Event, which occurs whenever paranormal forces breach our world. AWEs can be minor and go unnoticed, but sometimes they can be catastrophic. The Investigations Sector used to be where the Federal Bureau of Control coordinated their work on AWEs from, and where evidence was gathered. Until things went horribly, horribly wrong, and the sector was sealed off from the rest of the Bureau, years ago.
Now, Director Jesse Faden has to enter the Investigations Sector to chase down a mysterious being that’s been stalking this long-abandoned area for years. In order to reclaim the Investigations Sector for the Bureau, Jesse will need to explore the numerous Altered World Events investigated here, including one from the town of Bright Falls. Yes, Bright Falls… the same place where we last saw the writer Alan Wake, who has been missing for ten years. You heard his voice in the trailer, and you’ll see him in the expansion. AWE, the second expansion to Control, is launching on August 27 on PC at Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.