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Returnal

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Returnal
Returnal cover
Developers
Housemarque
Windows Climax Studios[1]
Publishers
PlayStation PC
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows February 15, 2023
Reception
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 91
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Roguelike, Shooter
Vehicles Space flight
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi, Space
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Returnal is an upcoming singleplayer and multiplayer third-person action, roguelike and shooter game.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions None

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1649240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1649240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 resolutions are officially supported.[2]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
21:9 and 32:9 resolutions are officially supported.[2]
4K Ultra HD
[3]
Field of view (FOV)
-10 to +15 degrees FOV slider.[4]
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 2.0, FSR 2.0, NIS
[5]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the engine page to force native HDR output, or the glossary page for other alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)
Ray-traced shadows and reflections.[5]
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate Master, Music, SFX and Dialogue volume sliders available.[4]
Surround sound
Dolby Atmos, 3D audio and up to 7.1 audio.[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Japanese
Korean
Indonesian
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Vietnamese

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op
Cross-play with PlayStation 5 is not supported.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX, APEX
Audio XAudio, Wwise XAudio v2.9
Input LibScePad Support for DualSense controller
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (build 1903)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6400
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
System memory (RAM) 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 580
6 GB (Nvidia), 8 GB (AMD) of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum system requirements are for 720p, 60 FPS at low settings. Recommended system requirements are for 1080p, 60 FPS at epic settings. Medium (1080p, 60 FPS at medium settings), Epic (4K, 60 FPS at epic settings) and Ray Tracing (4K, 60 FPS at Epic settings with Ray Tracing) system requirements are also available.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1649240/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1649240) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Returnal is coming to PC – PlayStation.Blog - last accessed on 2022-12-09
    "Returnal PC has been created with help and delicate care from our friends at Climax Studios."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steam - Returnal - last accessed on 2023-01-18
    "16:10, Ultrawide (21:9) and Super Ultrawide (32:9) aspect ratios offer an expanded field of view throughout Atropos..."
  3. Steam - Returnal - last accessed on 2023-01-18
    "All this in stunning 4K."
  4. 4.0 4.1 Returnal - Features Trailer | PC Games - PlayStation- YouTube - last accessed on 2023-01-18
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Returnal launches on PC February 15 - PlayStation.Blog - last accessed on 2023-01-18