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Returnal's Update 2.0 adds Photo Mode and Suspend Cycle option

Published: 16:27, 26 October 2021
Returnal 2.0 update lets players pause the game and turn off their PS5
Returnal 2.0 update lets players pause the game and turn off their PS5

Returnal just got the highly-requested Photo Mode with a metric ton of options and settings. The game was also updated to let the players pause, turn off their device and then come back and pick up where they left off.

Housemarque's roguelike shooter Returnal just became the talk of the town. The game recently received its 2.0 update which doesn't offer up much information upfront. In fact, here are the patch notes in full, directly from the source:

A reminder that if you have the automatic updates turned on, the game will close while in rest mode in order to install the update.

New features:

  • Suspend Cycle - Pause the cycle and resume your run later!
  • Photo Mode - Capture the bullet-hell action or the dark beauty of Atropos; compose your shot, apply your favourite filters, and share with the world!

This update also includes numerous bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements.

Returnal: Suspend Cycle 

The Suspend Cycle functionality has been making the rounds lately, and for good reason: it will allow the players to pause their cycle and pick up where they left off later, even if they turn off their console in the meantime.

For those wondering, this is not a mid-game save option you know rather, by suspending the cycle, Returnal will create a single-use suspend point, and once you resume playing the suspend point will be deleted and cannot be used again. The game will simply pick up where you left off and suspend the cycle anew whenever you need to. Note that there are some restrictions in place: you cannot create a suspend point during Boss battles, cinematics, first-person sequences or during intense combat scenarios.

Returnal: Photo Mode

Update 2.0 came loaded with quality of life improvements and one highly requested feature: the Photo Mode. Photo Mode will be available from the pause menu and available at all times except for some limited circumstances like the first-person sequences. From there, you can use your analogue sticks to move the camera around and pick the perfect angle.

Additional settings such as focal distance, aperture, saturation or contrast, along with many more are also available. You're welcome to play around with all options Returnal's Photo mode has to offer and you can hit the Create button when you're ready to save your work. 

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