Can Returnal pave the way for $70 AAA roguelikes? | Podcast

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On this week’s podcast, the GamesIndustry.biz editorial team discusses the biggest stories of the past week, starting with the inevitable discourse around Returnal and difficulty in AAA games.

The PlayStation 5 exclusive released to critical acclaim last Friday, but while it’s designed to be a challenging experience, it has prompted a discussion as to whether intentionally challenging gameplay is viable at the level of $70 AAA releases.

We share our thoughts on the alternatives to punishing difficulty, the

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