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Players of the third-person shooter were initially disappointed when it released back in April to discover there was no way to close your game partway through a run without losing all progress on it. However, Finnish developers Housemarque have listened to fans and added in the ability to suspend your game even during a cycle.
A YouTube video on PlayStation’s official channel shows off two new features which will be introduced with the 2.0 update. The first feature showcased is the new photo mode which, among other features, allows players to adapt the colour, lighting and contrast of their screenshots.
The second and most highly anticipated feature will now allow players to select ‘Suspend Cycle’ after which the following message appears:
“Cycle Suspended – The current cycle has been saved and is now suspended. Returnal can now safely be closed from this screen.”
Players will also be able to delete the save point and continue their game by holding the circle button. Returnal initially lacked a save feature as, like many roguelikes, the developers wanted players to complete cycles without retrying.
The addition of a suspend point is a welcome addition to players who do not have the time to complete a cycle in one sitting.
In other news, the producer of Pokémon Unite has revealed that the scores are hidden mid-match intentionally to prevent losing teams from surrendering early and a picture from a listing for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition on Target’s website appears to show that purchasers of a physical copy on Nintendo Switch will still have to download part of it at launch.