Returnal launches on PC February 15 

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Returnal launches on PC February 15 

PC features detailed. 

It’s a new year and we are that much closer to the PC release of Returnal – we’re thrilled to reveal that PC players can join Selene on Atropos on February 15, 2023!

Returnal launches on PC February 15 

So far, not many details have been released on any specific features that will add to the experience and immersion on PC, so let’s get to the good stuff.

NVIDIA DLSS and AMD FSR have been added, allowing you to dial up your framerate without compromising on resolution. NVIDIA NIS has also been added for those players who also want to see an increase in performance, but don’t have the hardware to support DLSS or FSR.*

Returnal also supports ray-traced shadows as before, but now our friends at Climax Studios have added the support for RT reflections as well. This will make the contrast of a dark setting and neon bullets pop out even more than before.* All of this can be now seen in two new wide resolution formats, Ultrawide at 21:9 and Super Ultrawide 32:9.** Think of all of that screen real estate that you will be able to take in when you’re not in the middle of a giant boss fight.

Returnal PC SPECS

AVG Performance 720P @ 60FPS1080P @ 60FPS1080P @ 60FPS4K @ 60FPS4K @ 60FPS*
Graphics SettingsLowMediumHighEpicEpic
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB)
AMD Radeon RX 580 (8 GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (6 GB)
NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super (8 GB)
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12 GB)
NVIDIA RTX 3080 (10 GB)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (16 GB)
NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti (12 GB)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (16 GB)
CPUIntel Core i5-6400 (4 core 2.7GHz)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (4 core 3.5GHz)
Intel Core i5-8400 (6 core 2.8GHz)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (6 core 3.4GHZ)
Intel i7-8700 (6 core 3.7 GHz)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (8 core 3.7 GHz)
Intel i7-9700K (8 core 3.7 GHz)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8 core 3.6 GHz)
Intel i9-11900K (8 core 3.5 GHz)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12 core 3.7 GHz)
OSWindows 10 64-bit (version 1903)Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903)Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903)Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903)Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903)
(SSD Recommended)

*Use of performance enhancing upscaling like NVIDIA DLSS is recommended when using both ray-traced reflections and ray-traced shadows.

Grab your favourite pair of headphones to experience the 3D sound of Returnal on PC! Enjoy the award-winning audio and music through Dolby Atmos, two 3D audio solutions, or 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound. And with custom ray-traced audio, you can fully immerse yourself in Returnal’s atmosphere.***

All of this is best experienced on a DualSense controller in its full haptic feedback and adaptive trigger glory.**** Experience each encounter with nudges and rumbling cues coming directly to your fingertips, adding an extra layer of communication as an advantage to the player. Support for Keyboard & Mouse is also available, along with a wide range of customisation options to tailor the controls to whatever suits you.

We here at Housemarque are beyond excited to see Returnal come to PC and expand our beautiful, dark, and mysterious experience to brand new players!

* Compatible PC and graphics card required for enhanced graphics.
** Compatible PC and display device required.
*** 3D Audio modes require stereo headphones or compatible speakers.
**** Wired connection required to experience the full range of in-game controller features.

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