Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

Developer Housemarque has launched its newest “HouseCast” dev diary, trying on the ongoing improvement of its sci-fi action-adventure, Returnal, which launches solely on PS5 March 19.

The interview-centric video podcast options a dialogue between Housemarque advertising and marketing director Mikael Haveria and Returnal director Harry Krueger, the place the latter shares particulars on the tactic behind Returnal‘s “gameplay-first” ideology. Also spoken of is the implementation of the PS5’s Haptic Feedback characteristic, which can be carried out in Returnal to provide alternate hearth choices for the sport’s arsenal of futuristic weaponry.

As a fast plot refresher, Returnal will inform the story of area explorer Selene, who finds herself captured by a time-loop on an uncharted planet. Killed in action time and again by the planet’s terrifying inhabitants, Selene should traverse the ever-changing panorama, calling upon the easiest of her scientific data, survival instincts, and devastating firepower if she is ever to step outdoors the damaged clock once more.

Housemarque has already confirmed itself a solid developer with its vary of dynamic and visually spectacular shmups, and this is hoping that it’s going to carry that very same penchant for fantastical imagery and unbelievable results to the third-person journey market. Returnal has the potential to be one thing very particular, this is hoping that it lives up to its promise.