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Returnal PC release date set for February 15, system requirements revealed

Returnal PC release date set for February 15, system requirements revealed

Returnal PC release date set for February 15, system requirements revealed

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Returnal is heading to PC next month, and with that, Sony has unveiled some new features and system requirements for the next port. Developer Housemarque and carrier Climax Studios have teamed up to bring the once PS5-exclusive roguelike to PC on February 15. haunt alien planets in the game. Returnal is now available for pre-order on Steam and Epic Games Store at Rs. 3,999.

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Return New PC Features

Similar to past PlayStation–PC ports, Returnal features a host of improvements and customizable settings. For starters, the aforementioned upscaling methods from Nvidia and AMD should allow gamers to increase their frame rate without sacrificing resolution and/or visual quality. As a third-person roguelike, bullet hell, Returnal is littered with tons of moving objects that could severely stress your GPU, which makes this feature quite important. Additionally, support for NIS (Nvidia Image Scaling) has also been added for gamers who want better performance, but don’t have the hardware to support DLSS or FSR.

Returnal also derives ray-traced shadows from its original PS5 parent. However, in the PC version, co-developer Climax Studios has also added support for ray-traced reflections. “This will bring out the contrast between a dark frame and neon balls even more,” notes the PlayStation Blog. Returning to PC will also enable unlocked frame rates, support for ultra-wide monitors between 21:9 and 32:9 aspect ratios, and performance metrics – FPS counter, a gauge to measure performance. GPU and CPU utilization and latency tracking.

It all comes with Dolby Atmos Audio, which extends its aural flair to plugged-in DualSense controllers. As expected, support for keyboard and mouse controls is also included, with a wide range of customization options to suit your needs. Returnal PC will also feature an FOV (Field of View) slider, which allows you to adjust how much of your surroundings are visible on screen.

As for co-op mode, Housemarque pointed out that cross-play with players on the PS5 console is not supported.

Returning PC Requirements

The list of PC system requirements is courtesy of PlayStation, with common requirements being Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903) and at least 60GB of free storage space on an SSD.

Minimum PC Requirements for Return

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-6400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Graphics (GPU): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels at 60 fps at low settings

System Requirements for a Returning “Average” PC

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Graphics (GPU): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60 fps, at medium settings

Returning “recommended” PC configuration

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-8700 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Graphics (GPU): Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super or AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60 fps, at high settings

System Requirements For The Returning ‘Epic’ PC

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Graphics (GPU): Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • RAM: 32 GB DDR4
  • Resolution: 4K at 60 fps, with Epic settings

PC requirements for return ray tracing

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i9-11900K or AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Graphics (GPU): Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
  • RAM: 32 GB DDR4
  • Resolution: 4K at 60 fps, in Epic settings; scaling options are recommended

Return of PC pre-order pricing and bonuses

Pre-orders for the PC version of Returnal are now live, providing early access to select in-game items. Tools can otherwise be obtained through story progression, with the pre-order bonus simply giving players a head start – similar to what you would expect from a New Game+ mode. The items included are an Electropylon Driver weapon, a Hollowseeker weapon, a Reflex Stimulant, a Pulsating Mass artifact, and an Adrenaline Booster. Additionally, linking your Steam account to PSN (PlayStation Network) unlocks two in-game outfits: a Prototype and a Tactical Suit.

As stated above, the return costs Rs. 3,999 on Steam and Epic Games Store. There is only one edition for this game, and it will launch on February 15 on PC.


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