“Turn off PS5 auto-updates to keep working,” Housemarque warns
Let’s not dive into the whole “lack of rescues in Return“Something again so soon, but yes, it’s justified. In a tweet today, Housemarque warned users to turn off the PlayStation 5 auto-update feature:
PSA: #Returnal patch and patch notes will start tomorrow (May 5) at noon PST, 19:00 GMT.
Turn off automatic updating of # PS5 to keep your work.
– Housemarque (@Housemarque) May 4, 2021
This is something quite real what if the situation that players are worried about in the light of the road Return handles progress. Crashes are one thing ̵
For anyone who is out of the cycle, here is a short description. Housemarque says he’s listening to savings reviews, but there’s really no backup in the middle to keep players from crashing – or an option to allow people to “leave and move on” if life gets in the way – so the solution so far is to put your PS5 in sleep mode when you need a break. (I would call this a workaroundbut the game tells you to do this in a message.)
The idea makes sense in theory, even if it is far from ideal. Yours Return run should be present when powering the PS5 back. But in practice my results are mixed. Many of us don’t feel like we can count on the console’s rest mode to withstand its weight, and when it comes to such a challenging game, with runs that can get away without you even realizing it, it’s disappointing. And now this.
The warning about automatic updates confused with the rest mode – something that many people will definitely miss, will only exacerbate the immediate need for a solution during the game. I had fun with Return, especially in later biomes, but I hesitate to sink more time into the game right now.
As a semi-connected party, on a whim, I eventually bought Return and New Pokémon Snap on the same weekend – talk about a tonal whiplash. My opinions can and probably will continue to develop, but you know what? One of these games exceeded my expectations, and the other fell surprisingly short.