If Returnal has been shining for its concept, gameplay and realization since its release a few days ago, the game’s start was a painful one. When yesterday he was thinking of fixing some of the problems his game was suffering from with the help of a patch, Housemarque created another one for the less annoying ones. And it’s about this new problem that he was quick to communicate.
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As we told you yesterday, Housemarque released Returnal Update 1.3.3 last night. The catch is that This update instantly damaged some players’ saves and cleared their progress in this game
Housemarque in the crowd was quickly notified of the problem and deployed patch 1.3.4. According to the Finnish studio, this second update will bring the game back to a more stable version (1.3.1) within 24 hours and at the same time fix a problem related to unlocking trophies and an exploit related to the use of a keyboard.
Des “Solutions” suggests
Regarding backups in general, Housemarque assures that this version 1.3.4 will not damage any files and that players will not take any risks when starting their backups. For those whose memory became corrupted after installing patch 1.3.3, the studio describes the different scenarios players may find themselves in:
- If a save has been corrupted but has retained its normal weight, the player can restart their game after downloading patch 1.3.4. He will be able to continue his adventure as if nothing had happened.
- If a backup has been corrupted and now weighs 0 KB, this backup will be unusable and the progress will be permanently lost.
- If a backup has been damaged and now weighs 0 KB, that backup will be unusable and the progress will be permanently lost. However, PlayStation Plus subscribers have the option of restoring a backup stored in the cloud. If it is not damaged, you can restore it and continue your game.
- If a backup has been damaged and now weighs 0 KB, that backup will be unusable and the progress will be permanently lost. Depending on the console settings, this corrupted storage can overwrite the one in the PlayStation Plus cloud. In this case, this “backup” is also useless.
Obviously the situation is far from ideal. However, these are the only solutions currently offered by the game developer. Note, however, that Housemarque already states that the 1.3.5 update will be proposed in the “near future” if he doesn’t say what it will bring.
Have you encountered backup issues like this because you installed the first update yesterday? Do you wait for Housemarque to definitively resolve the issues Returnal is suffering from before starting (again)? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.