Housemarque's Returnal is a PlayStation 5 exclusive that may have just avoided some hot water as it just got delayed from March 13 to April 30 2021. While this should be a good thing, it's intriguing that the word 'delay' was avoided in order to describe the delay. This is probably due to Cyberpunk 2077, which has seemingly marred the word in gaming discourse as companies struggle to find another term to use. Check out the announcement below:
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.— PlayStation (@PlayStation) January 28, 2021
See you in April! pic.twitter.com/xb6IBWJ5TQ
There isn't much news besides that: Returnal has been delayed for a month and a half. It's also over two months out from its original release, so they must've really needed the extra month and a half months of development. I guess we'll find out when it launches.
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This makes sense. Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed time and time again and released in a state so bad that you have to wonder what exactly CD Prokjekt Red was smoking. It's as if they saw No Man's Sky and became angry that a game dared to release in a sorrier state than Witcher 3 at launch was on consoles. Returnal's delay makes sense amidst all of this, because if it released and it was broken on launch who knows what would happen to them. A PlayStation title yeeted off the PlayStation Store for being a broken game? Oof.
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