Housemarque Delays Returnal for Extra Polish

Housemarque announced it's delaying Returnal to provide some extra polish and make it the best it can be.

Returnal is delayed until April 30, Housemarque announced on Twitter.

Delaying the PlayStation 5 exclusive was a joint decision between Housemarque and Sony Interactive Entertainment so the developers could polish the game further and deliver what fans expect.

Housemarque originally planned a March 19 Returnal release date, and the news follows a recent deep dive into the game's combat and roguelike mechanics.

Returnal follows Selene, a space explorer trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of death and rebirth. The only way out is pushing through Atropos again and again, uncovering the planet's mysteries and fending off its hordes of monstrous creatures. We can't wait to play it, so hopefully there won't be any more delays. 


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 28th 2021

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