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PlayStation finally confirms the release date of ‘Returnal’ on PC

After several months of waiting, Sony has confirmed when will it arrive returnable to PC. The acclaimed game developed by Housemarque will make its debut on computers next February 18. This was announced by the company via the official PlayStation blogtogether with the complete specifications to get the most out of it, both in graphics and performance.

version of returnable for PC will come with a few new features. The first to note is the addition of support for DLSS and FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), from NVIDIA and AMD, respectively. But that’s not all, as it is also compatible with NIS, NVIDIA’s scaling system for computers whose hardware does not support the aforementioned “supersampling” technologies.

In addition, the game brings news from the hand of the ray tracing. It is that it will not only use this technology in the shadows, but also in the reflections, which promises to further enhance the scenes. While adding support for resolution formats for Ultrawide 21:9 and Super Ultrawide (32:9) monitors.

returnable It also comes to PC with interesting options in the audio section. Users will be able to choose between 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound, two 3D audio settings, and Dolby Atmos. While when talking about controls, logically it comes with keyboard and mouse support; although from Sony recommend using the DualSense remote —connected to the computer via USB— to get the most out of the experience. The latter is because, like the PS5 version, the title takes advantage of adjustable triggers and haptic feedback.

returnable has a PC release date and confirmed hardware specifications

In case of returnable It is interesting because, since its arrival on PC was formally announced in The Game Awards 2022, there was a lot of discussion around its technical specifications. Last December, some of the features needed to run it on a computer came to light and it had attracted attention. the excessive amount of RAM (32 GB) needed to run it. “Excessive” compared to the rest of the hardware, which was nothing special, of course.

Nevertheless, the table was incomplete and incorrect. Fortunately, from PlayStation Studios they have now released the final list; and while the 32 GB of RAM still appears, it is only for those who want to play with epic graphics, with ray tracing and in 4K at 60 frames per second.

These are the complete requirements for returnable:

Minima Media recommended epic ray tracing
average performance 720p at 60 frames per second 1080p at 60 frames per second 1080p at 60 frames per second 4K at 60 frames per second 4K at 60 frames per second
Graphics Low Media tall epic epic
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Intel Core i7-8700 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i9-11900K or AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
GPUs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB) or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (6GB) NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super (8GB) or AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12GB) NVIDIA RTX 3080 (10GB) or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (16GB) NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti (12GB) or AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (16GB)
RAM 16GB (DDR4) 16GB (DDR4) 16GB (DDR4) 32GB (DDR4) 32GB (DDR4)
Storage 60 GB hard drive 60GB SSD 60GB SSD 60GB SSD 60GB SSD

A clearer picture

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With the release date and full specs already confirmed, we have a clearer picture of what to expect when returnable debuted on PC. It is worth clarifying that, although Housemarque mentions the possibility of using a mechanical hard drive in the minimum requirements, also recommends having an SSD for better performance.

The trailer for returnable for PC is more than promising. Hopefully the game is able to transfer the great experience it has provided since its exclusive arrival on PS5 in April 2021. In just under a month We’ll know if it’s up to the task..


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