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Returnal continues the cycle on PC in February

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Sony and Housemark have confirmed the release date for the PC port of PS5’s classic shooter, Returnal. Long rumored but finally announced late last year, the PC version of the game will release on February 15, 2023.

The date comes from the video above, which also goes over some of the PC-specific bells and whistles the game will employ. For example, support for NVIDIA DLSS and AMD FSR will allow you to increase the frame rate without compromising resolution. Additionally, ray tracing capabilities have been enhanced; On the PS5, ray tracing was used to create realistic lighting and shadows, but on PC, it will push fully ray-traced reflections. The PC version also supports Dolby Atmos for its 3D audio. Topping it all off is support for ultra-wide formats like 21:9 and 32:9.

With all that said, the final PC specs for Returnal have been revealed, and they go against reports of unusually high RAM requirements. Here they are:

At least moderate Recommended the epic Ray tracing
AVG performance 720P @ 60FPS 1080P @ 60FPS 1080P @ 60FPS 4K @ 60FPS 4K @ 60FPS
Graphics settings less moderate high the epic the epic
GPU NVIDIA 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)
CPU Intel 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 cores 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 cores 3.7 GHz)
ram 16 GB DDR4 16 GB DDR4 16 GB DDR4 32 GB DDR4 32 GB DDR4
OS Windows 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)
storage 60 GB HDD
(SSD recommended)
60 GB SSD 60 GB SSD 60 GB SSD 60 GB SSD

You can see more details through PS blog. Will you be playing Returnal on PC next month? Break the loop in the comments section below.

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