New Returnal Update May Include A Highly Requested Game Feature
Despite some early growing pains, Housemarque’s Returnal has quickly become one of the most notable games on the PlayStation 5, only recently being slightly eclipsed by the excellent Deathloop. While the roguelike is in itself a stellar example of the power of the PlayStation 5, the developer is still working on fine-tuning things and implementing updates months after the game’s release. News about the latest update recently broke, and it’s possible that it will include a highly requested game feature that players have been asking for since launch.
According to social media site PlayStation Game Size (H/T: Comicbook), a new beta update for Returnal was added to the game’s PlayStation Store page by developer Housemarque. The size of the update is a weighty 6 gigs, though the contents of said update are currently unknown. That said, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to assume that the update will bring with it a manual or auto-save feature that prevents players from losing the progress on their hours-long runs, should they be forced to turn off their consoles.
🚨 New Update Released For Returnal Beta (Dev Version) , +5 Month After Launch !
🟫 New Update Increased ~6GB Beta Size.
🟨 Maybe Test New Content/Feature ?
— PlayStation Game Size (@PlaystationSize) October 7, 2021
It should be noted that at this point the update could contain anything. That said, the absence of a save feature has been a hotly debated point within the community, so it would be of little surprise for Housemarque to finally implement it, even if they may be doing it begrudgingly.
Returnal is now available exclusively for PlayStation 5.
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