PS5 Owners Played Returnal for 672 Years

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It’s been a month since Returnal was released. Housemarque, the developer team behind Returnal, has shared some interesting statistics about their player base in a tweet to celebrate the fantastic launch.

Housemarque shared combined playtime, player deaths, enemies killed, most popular weapons of all players, and the numbers are really high in that tweet.

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It’s been a month since Returnal released. To celebrate the fantastic launch, Housemarque, the developer team behind Returnal has shared some interesting statistics about their player base in a tweet.

5,806,493 combined hours played by Playstation 5 players which is equal to 241,937.2 days or 8064.5 months or 672 years of playtime. In between this time 9.02 Million players permanently died in this roguelike game and had to restart their progress from the beginning. They managed to kill 1015.9 Million enemies, average of 112 kills per death. The main reason behind most of the player deaths is Phrike, the smoky boss of the Overgrown Ruins. Most interesting thing is Phrike is not the last boss of Returnal. Can you guess his position? Can you? He is the first boss!!!

Housemarque also revealad the most popular weapon’s name, which is ‘HOLLOWSEEKER’. It’s the most unique and also the most difficult to use in Returnal. The gun shoots a few needle-like bullets at once and each of them have a homing effect. As there is no contribution of Playstation 4 players to this numbers because of Playatation 5 time exclusivity, we have to admit that this numbers are really big and they are increasing day by day.

Returnal is a third-person roguelike shooting game developed by Housemarque and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. After 4 years of development It was initially scheduled for a release on March 19, 2021 but delayed and released for the PlayStation 5 on April 30, 2021. The game is based on the planet Atropos where Selene, an Astra scout who lands and search for the mysterious white signal and finds herself trapped in a time loop.

5,806,493 combined hours played by Playstation 5 players equal to 241,937.2 days or 8064.5 months or 672 years of playtime.

In between this time, 9.02 Million players permanently died in this roguelike game and had to restart their progress from the beginning. They managed to kill 1015.9 Million enemies, an average of 112 kills per death.

The main reason behind most of the player deaths is Phrike, the smoky boss of the Overgrown Ruins. The most interesting thing is Phrike is not the last boss of Returnal. Can you guess his position? Can you? He is the first boss!!!

Housemarque also revealed the most popular weapon’s name, ‘HOLLOWSEEKER.’ It’s the most unique and the most difficult to use in Returnal. The gun shoots a few needle-like bullets at once, and each of them has a homing effect.

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As there is no contribution of Playstation 4 players to these numbers because of PlayStation 5 time exclusivity, we must admit that these numbers are massive and increasing day by day.

Returnal is a third-person roguelike shooting game developed by Housemarque and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. After 4 years of development, It was initially scheduled for a release on March 19, 2021, but delayed and released for the PlayStation 5 on April 30, 2021. The game is based on the planet Atropos where Selene, an Astra scout who lands and search for the mysterious white signal and finds herself trapped in a time loop.

If you are not familiar with roguelike (or rogue-like), it’s a subgenre of role-playing video games characterized by a dungeon crawl through procedurally generated levels, turn-based gameplay, grid-based movement, and permanent death of the player character. Most roguelikes are based on a high fantasy narrative, reflecting their influence from tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons.

Returnal is exclusively available now on Playstation 5.

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