Housemarque has released a surprise update for timelooping PlayStation 5 shooter Returnal, adding a much requested Suspend Cycle mode.
The update, dubbed 2.0, now allows players to save and quit a cycle in progress to come back to it later. All players have to do is pause the game, and it’ll create a single use suspend point. You can then turn off the console, switch game or do anything else away from the game. When you’re ready, you can jump back in right where you left off. There’s a few caveats, of course: you can only have one run suspended, and once you resume it your point is deleted. You also can’t create a suspend point in specific circumstances like boss battles or the first person sequences.
Previously, if you started a run in the game, players would have to finish it in the same sitting. They could suspend their console, but if they changed game or otherwise turned the power off, they’d have to start from the beginning of Selene’s next run.
The Returnal update also adds a new Photo Mode to the game. At any part during the game (again, except specific circumstances) you can pause the action and take some screenshots. All your expected options are present and correct, including focal distance, contrast, aperture and more. And of course, there’s also a bunch of frames, filters and more to add a personalised touch to your images.
The Returnal 2.0 update is available to download through your PlayStation 5 now. If you’ve not picked up the game yet, why not check out our review right over here?