Upcoming PlayStation exclusive makes Returnal the latest game to be delayed, joining the growing list of those not meeting their initial release date.
PlayStation tweeted an update saying Returnal will be moved from its initial release date of March 19 to April 30. The tweet did not give the exact reason why, only saying it was to give the team “extra time to continue to polish the game to the level of quality players expect from Housemarque.”
The news won’t come as a surprise to fans. Many developers were forced to delay upcoming titles due to the coronavirus impact. PlayStation exclusive Destruction AllStars was originally set to be a PlayStation 5 launch title only for it to be delayed a few weeks before release. The game will make its debut next week as a PS Plus title.
Returnal is a third-person roguelike shooter from the developers of games like Resogun, Alienation, and Nex Machina. Housemarque creative director Harry Krueger said in a blog post earlier this month the team wanted to blend a unique mix of game styles. Returnal combines arcade action and bullet hell gameplay in this upcoming next-gen title. The team released a trailer detailing the combat alongside the blog post. You can read more about the game’s upcoming features by vising the post here.
Returnal will now release on April 30 for the PlayStation 5.