Returnal Delayed to April 2021

Returnal, the PlayStation 5 exclusive from Housemarque, has been delayed from March 19, 2021 to April 30, 2021.

Announced by PlayStation, SIE and Housemarque have chosen 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.”

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Returnal was announced at the PS5 reveal event and is the next title from the developer of such games as Resogun and Super Stardust HD.

This new game is a roguelike third-person shooter that sees you play as Astra space scout Selene as she is stuck in a constant loop of resurrection.

Housemarque has also noted that Returnal will offer fast load times, and haptic feedback that will let players “feel the natural ambience of this alien planet as the controller mimics its environmental effects.”

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Returnal also follows Housemarques comments that it was moving away from developing arcade-style games – like Resogun and Nex Machina – after poor sales. It looks like Returnal will still have the feel of many of Housemarque’s previous games, but this marks a new direction for the studio.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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