Returnal Dev Issues Warning Ahead Of Upcoming Update
The newly released Returnal is off to quite a good start, garnering mostly positive reviews despite the fact that it’s a rogue-like and, well, some reviewers just hate dying. Now that the PS5 exclusive has been released developer Housemarque is keeping busy, recently announcing that the first update for Returnal will be arriving on May 5. Ahead of the update, though, the developer is issuing a warning to players currently in the middle of a run.
Developer Housemarque took to Twitter today to notify Returnal players of the upcoming patch, which is set to go live at 12pm PST / 7pm GMT on Wednesday, May 5. The tweet includes a brief message that tells players to set their PS5’s auto-update to ‘off’ in order to keep their existing run.
PSA: #Returnal patch and patch notes will go live tomorrow (May 5) at noon PST, 7pm GMT.
— Housemarque (@Housemarque) May 4, 2021
For those unaware, Returnal doesn’t feature a save system that allows players to quit out of their game and return later to resume the same run. Trying to do so will only kick the protagonist back to the beginning of a new run as if they had died, so players have been getting around that by putting their consoles in rest mode until they’re ready to resume play. Once the new patch goes live, those with auto-update on will lose the progress on their current run once the patch is pushed to the game, hence Housemarque’s warning about the auto-update feature.
It’s currently unknown what to expect from the coming patch, though it will likely in part address any outstanding stability issues that have persisted post-launch. Some players are also clamoring for a save system to be implemented, while others are arguing that it isn’t necessary and would affect the core premise of the game. Either way, we’ll likely learn what the patch does when it goes live on the 5th.
Returnal is now available exclusively on PS5.
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