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PS5’s best game is seemingly coming to Steam Deck

More evidence has surfaced that Returnal could land on Steam and Steam Deck, sooner rather than later. It may be the worst kept secret in games this year: Returnal is coming to PC. We’ve seen evidence of the game already manifest in the form of screenshots taken on PC, and via the massive Nvidia leak that happened back in 2021. There’s even a whole bit of the SteamDB database that lists the game as “Oregon”, complete with various tags attached that describe the game perfectly. Today, there was yet another update to the game’s SteamDB page that added a Steam…

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Returnal’s senior narrative designer says writing the game was a “tightrope walk”

Writing Returnal and making allowances for a player-discovered non-linear story was no mean feat. According to Returnal’s senior narrative designer, getting the story right was something of a “tightrope walk.” Speaking to VGC in an early look at an upcoming interview, Eevi Korhonen spoke about the difficulties that came with writing Returnal’s complicated story, as it’s one that is uncovered by the player in a non-linear fashion. “It was a tightrope walk,” said Korhonen. “My boss Greg Louden, the narrative director, and I tried to ensure that both sides were included. So I was more ‘let’s make it more mysterious,…

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Someone just posted PC screenshots of Returnal, and Sackboy in the most solid leak of the year

It doesn’t really get more convincing than seeing the PC options menu of PlayStation games to believe they’re on their way to PC. We’re either looking at a very good fake, or actual screenshots from the PC versions of PlayStation-exclusive games. Someone just posted honest-to-god PC screenshots of Returnal, the PS5-exclusive shooter from Housemarque, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS4/5). There is context for this, of course. Both games appeared on the massive Nvidia Geforce Now leak from 2021. Though Nvidia said at the time not to take anything on that list seriously, time has proven that the majority of…

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Here’s everything you missed in PlayStation’s March 2022 State of Play stream

Didn’t stay up for Sony’s show? Internet drop out during a trailer? Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know. PlayStation held its first State of Play event of 2022 on March 9, and the vast majority of the titles we saw announced or teased hailed from Sony’s development partners in Japan. Sure, the show was only 20 minutes long, but it was a pretty jam-packed 20 mintues – we saw big new games debuted, as well as more esoteric projects and even some retro revisits, too. Because we know you’ve all got very busy lives (and lots…

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Bandai Namco To PS5 Elden Ring Players: Don’t Trust Rest Mode ATM

The moment has come. After years of anticipation, Elden Ring finally leaps from the wispy plane of imagination to the very real plane of today’s gaming consoles and PCs. Like any massive modern game, however, it has some issues. And its publisher has an unusual solution for those playing on PlayStation 5: Don’t make use of the console’s key “rest mode” feature.

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Best of 2021: Monster Hunter Rise and Dorrani’s other GOTY Picks

Also mentioning, Eastward, Metroid dread and Returnal. I’m not sure why choosing a Game of the year is so hard. Do I pick the game I spent the most time with? Or do I choose a game because it invoked a certain feeling the other games didn’t? I think it’s a mixture of things actually, and if I’m very honest and I’m sure you’ll agree, this wasn’t the best year for games for so many different reasons. What that’s left us with is the best of the bunch being very close together as Game of the Year contenders. The gaps…

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Best of 2021: Returnal, and Sherif’s other GOTY picks

Sherif explains why these games were his favourite in 2021. 2021 obviously wasn’t a particularly great year for games. Usually, by the time we get to writing these, I have a few games vying for my own three spots of best of the year. This year, however, I pretty much knew what all three will be well before December. In a way, this is good; for something to make such a strong impression that you can’t imagine it being bumped by anything else. On the other hand, though, I would have loved to have that internal struggle, it’s a holiday…

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Returnal now has a suspend cycle feature along with Photo Mode

Kind of like a save point. Housemarque has finally added a more handy suspend feature to Returnal, allowing you to come back to a certain point in your game. Part of today’s update, the Suspend Cycle will allow you to pause your cycle to be continued later. This will let you exit the game and turn off your console without losing progress. This functionality is not your traditional “Save Game” mode though, because the game will only create a single use suspend point. Once you begin playing again, the suspend point is deleted and cannot be used again. Your game…

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Returnal and Demon’s Souls are the best PS5 Prime Day deals at $50 each

Two of the best Prime Day deals from this year’s Prime Day sale are the PS5 exclusives Returnal and Demon’s Souls, both of which can be picked up for $50 each.Watch on YouTubeWe’re now onto day 2 of this year’s Amazon Prime Day sale, which ends tonight at midnight. While there have been plenty of amazing Prime Day PS5 deals, Returnal and Demon’s Souls are definitely the highlights.They are, arguably, two of the very best games available on the PS5 at the moment. And as they carry an RRP of $70, this is the cheapest they’ve been yet.Let’s start with Returnal….

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Here’s what to do if your Returnal save file has been corrupted

By Sherif Saed 6 May 2021 13:50 GMT You may yet be able to salvage your Returnal save file.Following yesterday’s fiasco with Returnal patch 1.3.3 corrupting players’ saves, developer Housemarque has officially detailed the next steps.Watch on YouTubeFor starters, a new patch has been released – version 1.3.4 – that includes changes in 1.3.3, while fixing the save corruption bug. Everyone should download this patch. Housemarque detailed three scenarios for players who already had their save files corrupted by 1.3.3. If you played the game after installing patch 1.3.3, check your save file size. If it’s larger than 0KB, you…

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Returnal actually has a few cheats, if you plug in a keyboard

By Sherif Saed 5 May 2021 13:09 GMT You can turn on cheats in Returnal, but probably not for long.It seems Returnal developer Housemarque accidentally shipped the game with a number of active cheats. Cheat commands and debug codes are used in game development all the time, for the purposes of rapid testing and fine-tuning.Watch on YouTubeUsually, however, they are only known to developers. Without a way for players to enter them into the finished game, they remain a secret. Not the case in Returnal, apparently, as YouTube user TheRandomizer discovered this week.The player dug up a number of useful…

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Returnal dev asks players to turn off PS5 auto updates to avoid losing their in-progress runs

By Sherif Saed 5 May 2021 10:43 GMT You may want to hold off on downloading today’s Returnal patch.Housemarque has announced that a new update is coming to Returnal later today. The patch, which has yet to be detailed, arrives at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 8pm UK.Watch on YouTubeAlongside the announcement, Housemarque issued a warning to players not to download the patch if they have a run in-progress. The studio recommends turning off the PS5’s auto update feature, as any console left in Rest Mode will automatically grab the patch once it’s available.When this happens, the game will restart to…

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Returnal Astronaut Figurine | What does the Astronaut Figurine and Child’s Watch do?

In the esoteric world of Returnal, the mysterious Astronaut stalks your every move. But while the motives of the full-size Astronaut are as opaque as the visor of his helmet, Selene can collect a tiny version to aid her mission of breaking the cycle of Atropos. Either after completing one of the brilliant house sections, or from a Fabricator shop, you can pick up an Astronaut Figurine, with the ominous promise that ‘it won’t let you go’. There are a couple of items that work similarly to this in Returnal, so here’s what they do. Watch on YouTubeReturnal Astronaut FigurineIn…

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Returnal PS5 reviews round-up, all the scores

By Sherif Saed 29 April 2021 13:06 GMT 2021’s first big PlayStation 5 exclusive is nearly here.Returnal, the new game from Resogun, Nex Machina and Alienation developer Housemarque, arrives tomorrow on PS5. Returnal is not only PS5’s first big exclusive this year, it also represents a bold new direction for its maker.Watch on YouTubeHousemarque has left the top-down perspective behind to bring its bullet hell gameplay, tight controls, particle effects overload and spectacle to third-person. Returnal represents a new adventure for the studio, one that also experiments with telling a proper story in-between and through runs of this rogue-like.In Returnal,…

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This new Returnal trailer shows off some of the enemies you will face

By Stephany Nunneley 14 April 2021 17:23 GMT Returnal is out soon, and Housemarque has shown off some of the hostile forces you will encounter on the planet Atropos.The planet of Atropos in Retrunal features various environments with its own sets of enemies. These include organic and parasitic creatures and even corrupted entities.Watch on YouTubeThere are also mechanical automatons and an even greater variety of different foes.Each enemy has its own distinctive personality and its own uniquely identifiable attack patterns.Some enemies will shoot projectiles while some will pull off close-range attacks. One of these is the Titanops which you can…