It’s becoming increasingly clear that every exclusive announced at Sony’s big PlayStation 5 reveal showcase earlier in the year is scheduled to release within the next 12 months or so, and while plans can change – especially with a global pandemic still very much in effect – it’s quite exciting to see just how much software the Japanese giant is stockpiling for the next-gen system’s first year.
Returnal, by the way, appears to be eyeing 2021 – which is new information to us. An eagle-eyed LinkedIn stalker spotted a reference to the release on user researcher Laura Gilbert’s resume, who worked at PlayStation until February 2019. That’s quite a long time ago so plans could have changed, but it also suggests the project has been in production for some time.
This is probably the lowest-profile PS5 exclusive right now, with Housemarque teasing a kind of third-person shooter roguelite. The Finnish team is no slouch when it comes to satisfying arcade gameplay hooks, however, and we have full faith in this title. Hopefully the platform holder’s going to give us a better look at all of its upcoming software soon – it’s been far too long.