Say what you want for cloud-based games, but the fact that we can play Control: Ultimate Edition on our Switch consoles with cool next-generation features like beam tracking is something to celebrate, and with larger games along the way, this approach could lead to an expansion of the Switch library in interesting ways.
However, not everyone seems to be invited to this cloud-based party. Our Australian correspondent, Liam Doolan, noticed that Control (downloaded from the North American eShop) was becoming impossible to play in his part of the world.
Control – and Hitman 3, which is also a cloud version – both require stable and strong internet connections to transfer all this data to your Switch console (as well as send your incoming data to the server).
As suggested by the Australian site Vooks, this infrastructure may not exist in many parts of Australia (xCloud and Stadia are also not available below), but another problem is that the servers that pump this data are most likely regional and so if the Control is not officially launched in your country, you will not be able to play it – even if you download the game from another region of eShop.