SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is eligible for a free copy of SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE?
You’re eligible for a free copy of MCD if you purchased SUPERHOT before the 16th of July 2020 for Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, Epic Games Store, Origin, or GOG. This does not extend to major free giveaways like Twitch Prime, Games With Gold, and similar. This also does not apply if you only own SUPERHOT VR and not the original SUPERHOT.

Basically, if you purchased SUPERHOT for one of the supported platforms and paid money for it at any time before the 16th of July 2020, then you’re probably a fantastic human being and you’re eligible for a free copy of SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE. How you acquire your free copy varies from platform to platform – see details below.

After 16.07.2020 will new purchases of SUPERHOT include MCD for free?

No, this is a one-time event. Purchasing SUPERHOT will only make you eligible for a free copy of MIND CONTROL DELETE until 16.07.2020. This means that 16.07.2020 (6PM CEST) will be the last day to qualify to receive a free SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE by purchasing SUPERHOT. 

What if I received my copy of SUPERHOT for free?
This offer only applies to copies of SUPERHOT bought before the release.

If you didn’t purchase SUPERHOT, you should not expect a free MCD. Acquiring SUPERHOT through a big free giveaway like Games With Gold, Twitch Prime, Game Pass, or similar does not qualify you for a free copy of MCD.

What if I only own SUPERHOT VR?
This offer only applies to copies of SUPERHOT bought before the release.

SUPERHOT and SUPERHOT VR are different games. If you only ever played SUPERHOT VR, we wholeheartedly recommend that you pick up the original SUPERHOT one of the participating platforms soon. You definitely won’t be disappointed and, if you complete your purchase before July 16th, you’ll also get MCD for free when it launches.

Why are you doing this, giving away two million games for free seems insane?
We’re incredibly lucky and privileged thanks to you. The support of you and all of those customers like you allows us to keep the studio independent. You let us run it however we please, without care about bottom lines and profit margins. You let us do weird things – invest in crazy experiments that will never see the light of day, build things that are trying to help other video game studios, even directly fund and support beautiful tiny indie devs in SUPERHOT PRESENTS.

You’re allowing us to continue to do weird and wonderful things with our lives. It only seems fair that we try to return the favor. As a tiny token of our gratitude, we hope that coordinating this massive, complicated giveaway scheme helps bring a bit more joy into your life.

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on Steam?
A free copy of MIND CONTROL DELETE will be added automatically to your library immediately after the release, ready to download and enjoy. It won’t hurt to go and wishlist it while you wait though: link.

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT as a Steam Key (on Humble, or any other third party storefront)?
A free copy of MIND CONTROL DELETE will be added automatically to your Steam library immediately after the release, ready to download and enjoy. No need to do anything on the storefront you used for your original purchase. It won’t hurt to go and wishlist it while you wait though: link.

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on GOG?
A free copy of MIND CONTROL DELETE will be added automatically to your GOG account immediately after the release, ready to download and enjoy.

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on Epic Games Store?
A free copy of MIND CONTROL DELETE will be added automatically to your Epic Games Store library immediately after the release, ready to download and enjoy.

Please note that owners who acquired their copy of SUPERHOT as part of the big Winter Holiday free game giveaway are not eligible for a free copy of MCD (Sorry! We 100% adore you guys, but there’s a bit too many of you. You will however unlock a special, deep loyalty launch discount, though. 💖)

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on PlayStation 4?
A free copy of MIND CONTROL DELETE will be added automatically to your PlayStation 4 games library within a few days after the release.  The logistics for this can take a bit of time. Please allow up to a week of patience before you panic that your game is missing. 🙏

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on Xbox One?
Eligible owners on Xbox will receive a token for their copy of MIND CONTROL DELETE via a system message, most will arrive within 7 days of launch. Please note that owners who acquired their copy of SUPERHOT for free as part of Games With Gold are not eligible for the free MCD offer (Sorry! We still love you all, but there’s way too many of you.)

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on Stadia?
If you purchased SUPERHOT from the Stadia store before August 18th, you’re eligible for a free copy of SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE. Just send your receipt to superhot@superhotgame.com, and we’ll hook you up with an activation key. Please note that players who claimed the original SUPERHOT with a Stadia Pro subscription are not eligible for this offer. 

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on Origin Store?
Please send us your receipt here – https://forms.gle/JQ2uNst3wSrhyv8i9 – and we’ll hook you up with an activation key. Please note that players who played the original SUPERHOT in the Origin Access subscription are not eligible for this offer (Sorry!).

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on Nintendo Switch?
We’re not releasing or announcing MCD for Switch right now, and we do not yet know if we’ll be able to offer free copies of MCD for Switch when it’s released. We’ll let everyone know if this changes.

In the meantime, if you can’t wait for a Switch release then please send us the Nintendo e-shop receipt for your original SUPERHOT purchase here – https://forms.gle/JQ2uNst3wSrhyv8i9 – and we’ll hook you up with a DRM-free copy for PC, Mac, or Linux.

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on Windows Store?
We’re not releasing or announcing MCD for Windows Store right now. We’ll let everyone know if this changes. In the meantime, if you can’t wait for a Windows Store release then please send us the receipt for your original SUPERHOT purchase here – https://forms.gle/JQ2uNst3wSrhyv8i9 – and we’ll hook you up with a DRM-free copy for PC, Mac, or Linux.

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on Mac App Store?
We’re not releasing or announcing MCD for Mac App Store right now. We’ll let everyone know if this changes. In the meantime, if you can’t wait for a Mac App Store release then please send us the receipt for your original SUPERHOT purchase here – https://forms.gle/JQ2uNst3wSrhyv8i9 – and we’ll hook you up with a DRM-free copy for PC, Mac, or Linux.

How can I redeem my free copy if I purchased SUPERHOT on itch.io?
We don’t have an itch version up just yet. In the meantime, please send us the receipt for your original SUPERHOT purchase here – https://forms.gle/JQ2uNst3wSrhyv8i9 – and we’ll hook you up with a DRM-free copy for PC, Mac, or Linux.

Sooo what is this MIND CONTROL DELETE thing?
MCD is the third game in the SUPERHOT franchise.
This is a separate game from SUPERHOT and you are not required to own one to play the other. MIND CONTROL DELETE gives you more insight into the world of SUPERHOT, more story, more signature gameplay. Click here to see some trailers and buy buttons.

How is this different from SUPERHOT? What’s new in MIND CONTROL DELETE?
While designing MCD our intention was to present our fans with even more SUPERHOT gameplay. This approach dictated our design process.

  • Much bigger than its predecessors, MCD immerses you in its world for days of increasingly explosive slow-motion combat.
  • More mechanics at your disposal than ever before. Experiment with different play styles, different character builds, different ways to outsmart and dominate your enemies.
  • More power to accumulate as you progress through the game. Amass skills, hacks, special techniques to conquer waves of ever more dangerous enemies. 
  • More characters for you to control and for your enemies to throw at you. Test your arsenal of tricks and weapons against increasingly deadlier, smarter foes.
  • More polish applied over nearly four years of Early Access development.

MCD offers a more refined, sharper, flashier experience than any SUPERHOT so far.

I’ve played MIND CONTROL DELETE in Early Access –  what’s new in the full release?
The full release includes the results of the final stretch of over half a year of production since Beta 4.0.0 released in December. Floors have been added, story completed, meaning injected. Nearly all of the audio and visuals have been improved and polished. Gameplay was balanced, bugs were fixed, and new features were introduced.

We’ll post a more exhaustive changelog closer to release, but in short – it’s still the game you know from Early Access, but there’s more of it and it’s much more streamlined and polished.

Do I have to finish SUPERHOT first to understand MIND CONTROL DELETE better?
This is not necessary, though it might be helpful with understanding some parts of MCD.

How long is MIND CONTROL DELETE?
Probably around 12-15 hours. Might take longer if you’re a completionist. 

What are MIND CONTROL DELETE’s system requirements?

MCD is pretty tightly optimized for lower-end machines, even more so than the original SUPERHOT was at launch.

Minimum:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 2,40 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 (1024 MB Ram)

Recommended:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core I5-4440 3,10 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2048 MB Ram)

On what platforms will MIND CONTROL DELETE be available at launch?
MCD will be available on Steam (PC, OSX, Linux), Humble Store, Epic Games Store, Origin, GOG, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. We plan to port to more platforms. Should we have anything to announce, we will let you guys now.

Is MIND CONTROL DELETE coming to VR?
We don’t have any plans at the moment to re-create the MCD experience for VR.  It’s important to remember that VR is not only a different platform – it’s an entirely different way of interacting with games and it comes with its own design and hardware challenges. SUPERHOT VR was created from scratch as an entirely separate game to emulate the SUPERHOT experience in VR, and it was a BIG undertaking. We aren’t starting any BIG undertakings right now. Should this change, we’ll let you guys know.

Why did MIND CONTROL DELETE take over three years to develop?
Initially, back in 2016, we had a much different scope in mind for MCD. We wanted to give something extra to the fans that supported SUPERHOT and our tiny, independent studio. We thought we’d put together a small content update for SUPERHOT, make it free for everyone that bought the original game, and call it a day. Turns out, we thought wrong.

We’re not easily satisfied, so we kept raising the bar on ourselves. We added, we tweaked, we explored and redesigned many things from scratch. We never compromised on quality, and over the course of many years of unrelenting polish and refinement, our tiny little DLC grew into a full, standalone game that is now SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE.

Why is the game called MIND CONTROL DELETE?
Name is closely related to the plot and the structure of the game.
We don’t want to spoil anything ;)

Is there any plot in MIND CONTROL DELETE? Or is it only mindless killing. No plot.
The plot in MCD is presented in a non-intrusive way. It’s there if you want to look at it.
It won’t be interrupting your gameplay if you prefer to stick to mindless killing.

Any plans for new games?
Nothing to announce right now! You’ll probably be seeing a healthy stream of smaller updates to all of our games while we rest up a bit after this long and challenging project.

Who is Zardonic? Why did you choose him for the soundtrack?
Zardonic brought the cream to the cake that is MCD.
Before we even knew who he was we first stumbled upon his music.
Fell in love with it.
Contacted Zardonic.
Fell in love with Zardonic.
He is a talented, hard-working artist that clicked with us so hard that it made working with him an ecstatic pleasure. He gets SUPERHOT and understands perfectly where we were going with MCD.
You can find his work here.

I found a bug!
Few universal things you can try to fix it: restart the game and your computer, reinstall the game, delete the save files from: C:\Users\user_name\AppData\LocalLow\SUPERHOT_Team\SHMCD on Windows
HOWEVER, before deleting the whole folder please make a copy of the output.log file as it might come in handy later.
Remember that AppData is a hidden folder, so you have to reveal it by enabling hidden objects in the View tab of your file explorer window.

Make sure your drivers (all of them, particularly for your GPU and audio) are up to date.
If it doesn’t help or the issue is not mentioned in this FAQ please contact us at superhot@superhotgame.com. And please include as much information as you can:

  • What is your computer specification?
  • Detailed description of the bug – what is happening, when is it happening.
  • Log file found at the following location:
    Windows: C:\Users\user_name\AppData\LocalLow\SUPERHOT_Team\SHMCD\output.log
  • A screenshot or a video would be great.