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Housemarque’s PS5 game Returnal delayed to April 30


A while longer before you can escape this planet.

What you need to know

  • Returnal is a PS5 exclusive being developed by Housemarque.
  • The game revolves around a woman stranded on an alien world, stuck in a timeloop.
  • Returnal has been delayed to April 30, 2021.

Returnal is an upcoming third-person sci-fi shooter developed by Housemarque for the PS5. While this adventure was originally set to be available on March 19, players will need to wait a bit longer to enjoy this PS5 exclusive title. Sony confirmed today that Returnal is delayed to April 30, citing a need for additional polish.

Update: Returnal has a new release date of April 30, 2021. SIE and Housemarque have made the decision to move the release date in order to give the team extra time to continue to polish the game to the level of quality players expect from Housemarque.  See you in April! pic.twitter.com/xb6IBWJ5TQ

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Returnal makes special use of the DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, allowing alternate fire for the different weapons available as you work to escape an alien world. Previous trailers show that it’s filled with frenetic combat that’ll take every bit of your skill to survive. Housemarque’s previous work is heavily focused on arcade titles, with games like Resogun coming on the PS4.

Returnal is just one of many PS5 games currently slated to arrive sometime in 2021, with Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Forbidden West, Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 7, Insomniac Games’ Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and even a new God of War from Sony Santa Monica all on deck. We’ll have to wait and see which games from Sony Worldwide Studios get solid release dates and if they arrive on time.

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