Software house Housemarque has released a new update for Returnal, Sony’s latest PlayStation 5 exclusive. Unfortunately, instead of solving some of the problems that plagued the title, the patch seems to have made the situation worse: some users on Reddit complain of more frequent crashes while port-related bugs remain that should have been fixed.
Although many of these problems can be solved with a restart of the “Cycle“, The roguelite nature of the title makes this operation much more annoying than it actually is.
A few days ago, the same developers explained to players that the crashes on Returnal were due to problems related to the console and not the game itself. From the comments on the platforms, it is clear that there are also problems of interpenetration of the character of Selene. The strange thing is that even those who didn’t have any setbacks in the pre-patch period, probably started to have them due to the update.
We cannot, to be honest, tell you how extensive the problem is given that the reports, however numerous, do not account for the real numbers of players engaged on the title in question. According to some, many problems seem to depend on Selene’s pre-order suit, so we advise you not to use it for your run. If you have also encountered problems of this kind, please let us know in the comments below the article.
Despite the problems, Returnal won the critics who appreciated Housemarque’s latest effort, with absolutely flattering reviews. We at Gametime were also able to review it: here you will find the analysis of our Davide who was able to deepen it in every detail.