Returnal PC Release Date

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The critically acclaimed PS5 title Returnal is coming to PC. The game, which was previously a PlayStation console exclusive, is releasing on the Epic Games Store and Steam now that its exclusivity window is expiring. Here's when you can play Returnal on PC.

Returnal is a rogue-lite, bullet-hell third-person shooter that follows Selene, a starfarer who crash-lands on a hostile planet called Atropos. Selene must face off against waves of horrific alien creatures in order to unravel the mysteries of Atropos, such as why she's trapped in a time loop and why she can find audio recordings — of herself.

The game won Best Action Game at 2021's Game Awards, as well as several BAFTAs in 2022, including Best Game.

Returnal PC Release Date

According to a tweet by Returnal developers Housemarque, Returnal releases for PC on Feb. 15. Players will be able to purchase it on Steam and the Epic Games Store.

The developers say the game will support Ultra-Wide and Super Ultra-Wide resolutions, ray tracing, Nvidia DLSS, AMD FSR and PlayStation DualSense controllers.

Some were initially surprised by the recommended system requirements for the PC version of the game. According to a graphic released by Housemarque, Returnal needed 32 GB of RAM to play the game on recommended settings, one of the first games of the current generation to require such powerful hardware.

Returnal PC Recommended settings
Requirements for Minimum, Medium, Recommended, Epic, and Ray-Tracing settings for Returnal on PC. / Sony

In an updated graphic, Housemarque dropped the requirement, instead requiring only 16 GB of RAM for recommended settings, though 32 GB of RAM are still required for what Housemarque calls "Epic" settings.