When is Returnal coming to PC (release date)

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When is Returnal coming to PC (release date)

Don’t miss our article where we get into detail about when is Returnal coming to PC and all the info you need to know about the release date.

 

What is the game about

Returnal is a roguelike third-person shooter video game developed by Housemarque and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released exclusively for the PlayStation 5 console on April 30, 2021. The game follows Selene, an astronaut explorer, who lands on the alien planet Atropos in search of the mysterious «White Shadow» signal, and finds herself trapped in a loop of time. Upon its release, the game received generally favorable reviews for its combat mechanics and technological achievements.

 

When is Returnal coming to PC (release date)

According to a Steam listing spotted by video game leaker @Nibellion , Sony is bringing its hitherto exclusive PS5 video game, Returnal, to PC . Although the name is not mentioned directly in the list, it does refer to the “ Tower of Sisyphus ”, which is really a game mode recently implemented in a free DLC of this game.

This is great news for the PC community because, on the one hand, this game was part of the massive Geforce Now leak , giving us a chance that others on that list will also come to PC. On the other hand, it is a game that has received very good reviews on platforms such as Metacritic, currently with an 86/100 Metascore and already a lower 73/100 user rating.

Returnal is a third-person shooter game developed by the Finnish studio Housemarque. This takes place on an alien planet called Atropos, where the protagonist, Selene, is unable to die permanently. With this synopsis, the game combines elements of the roguelike genre (because with each death you resurrect and start over), with touches of psychological horror due to the story itself and Lovecraftian scenarios and, to this, we would add a combat typical of a bullet hell .

The game went on sale for PS5 on April 30, 2021 and just 2 months later, Housemarque, the company that created it, was acquired by PlayStation. Although Returnal did not achieve the sales of the popular triple AAA, it sold 560,000 copies 3 months later , in July 2021. In addition, it triumphed at the 18th edition of the BAFTA Games Awards; becoming the most awarded game of that show.

However, not everything would be so beautiful and we do not know anything about the date on which this port would be released for PC. Taking into account the history of ports of exclusive games of the previous generation :

God of War came out for PS4 in April 2018 and the PC port was in January 2022.
Days Gone released in April 2019 for PS4 and arrived in May 2021 for PC.
Horizon Zero Dawn launched in February 2017 for PS4 and arrived in November-2020 for PC.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection has been on PS4 since 2016/2017 and on PC we assume it will be released on June 20, 2022.
The first game ported from PS5 to PC

This leaves us with a time frame of between 2-4 years (eliminating the Uncharted case) for the transition from PlayStation 4 exclusive to PC . In the case of Returnal, we know that it has been released for just over a year, so we can say that it is relatively early to say a date. However, in a recent presentation to investors; Jim Ryan , CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment stated that the company is trying to expand its presence in PC and smartphone games .

If memory serves, this would be the first port of an exclusive PS5 game for PC , which if Ryan’s words are true, we could enjoy a larger catalog of PS5 exclusives on PC in the future.

 

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