Returnal, the Housemarque exclusive for PS5, has delayed its launch from March 19, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
In the PlayStation announcement, SIE and Housemarque, it is explained that they have chosen to move the release date “in order to give the team extra time to continue polishing the game to the level of quality that players have come to expect from Housemarque.”.
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
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) January 28, 2021
In any case, beyond that comment nothing else is specified. Nothing strange either, taking into account that we are talking about just a month of difference with respect to the date initially indicated.
Regarding the Housemarque game (which turned 25 years old in 2020), we remind you that Returnal is a somewhat more ambitious game than the previous studio titles. It is a fast-paced third-person shooter with roguelike elements, which takes place in a dark world and in which our protagonist is trapped in a time loop.
This is the way in which its own creators have described this symbiosis between the visual and the playable section of Returnal:
“The dark beauty of the decaying world around you, brought to life by stunning visuals, is packed with explosive surprises. From high stakes, bullet-filled combat, to visceral twists and turns through harsh and contrasting environments. You’ll explore , you will discover and fight your way through a relentless journey, where mystery stalks your every move.
Designed for extreme replayability, the procedural world of Returnal invites you to dust yourself off from defeat and face new evolving challenges with each rebirth. “.