Returnal Dev Still Hasn’t Figured Out How To Add In Mid-Run Saves

Returnal Dev Still Hasn't Figured Out How To Add In Mid-Run Saves

Returnal is shaping up to be a must-buy game for the PlayStation 5, though the rogue-like title isn’t without its issues. Prior to the recent patch debacle that resulted in the game being unplayable for a time, developer Housemarque was compelled to leave detailed instructions on how to turn off the auto-update feature of the PS5 for those that didn’t want to lose the progress on their current runs, effectively highlighting one of the game’s most divisive problems: there’s no way to save the game in the middle of a run. Fan feedback for Returnal is still being accepted and reviewed, though, and the developer recently spoke about the possibility of implementing a mid-run save system into the game.

In a recent interview with Axios Gaming, Housemarque marketing director Mikael Haveri spoke about the prospect of implementing a mid-run save system into Returnal. Unfortunately, doing so won’t be an easy feat due to how the game is designed. “We understand that there are some systems in place that are currently a hindering factor,” Haveri explained. He goes on to state that the studio has yet to determine what its next steps are now that fan feedback has persisted for the last few weeks.

But currently, we just don’t know exactly what it is. So it’s very difficult to announce anything, because I think there’s a lot of different people looking for different things.”

One way of getting around the aforementioned problematic systems is by implementing a save & quit option, though it’s unknown what Housemarque will eventually decide on, should they choose to pursue a save system. In the meantime, those that need to stop playing can suspend the game until they get back to it.

Returnal is currently available as a PS5 exclusive.

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Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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