While we haven’t seen a Returnal game update since July, it seems the same can’t be said for the game’s developer build, as it recently got a 6GB patch which brings it to version 2.000! Note that this is for the developer build, and the retail one (which we’re all playing), is still at version 1.004.001.
PS5 database Prosperopatches was triggered with the update, which means it’s been uploaded on the PlayStation Network, and reliable PlayStation file size scraper PlayStation Game Size also mentioned it, too.
🚨 New Update Released For Returnal Beta (Dev Version) , +5 Month After Launch !
🟫 New Update Increased ~6GB Beta Size.
🟨 Maybe Test New Content/Feature ?
🟥 #Returnal #PS5 pic.twitter.com/DP39ywd2Rz
— PlayStation Game Size (@PlaystationSize) October 7, 2021
Could this mean that a big title update is incoming? Maybe, maybe not. That said, it is intriguing to see the developers update their game, and one that’s quite a large jump in terms of version naming. Usually, game versions jump incrementally for patches, unless it’s a huge jump (almost always with new content) where we see versions jump to version 2.0 and the like.
In case you haven’t played Returnal yet, you might want to check out our review, where we gave it an impressive 8.5/10 score, and said, “Returnal is a great game and showcase for the PS5. It reminds me of what I have aways loved about video games; gameplay that hooks you and keeps you invested in that “one more quarter” kind of way that so relatively few games do these days. Housemarque largely succeeds with their first AAA outing in a big way and have released what I feel is the first true Game of the Year contender for 2021.”