Sony recommends having at least 32GB of RAM to play Returnal on PC, with a minimum of 16GB.
first discovered by Wccftechsome of the specifications for Returnal’s PC port were published in the game’s steam page, with a hefty recommendation of at least 32 GB of RAM. That’s a lot better than demanding games like Microsoft Flight Simulator, Elden Ring, and Cyberpunk 2077.
The player requires a minimum processor of Intel Core i5-6400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X and at least Nvidia GeForce GTZ 1060 or AMD Radeon RX580. The game itself takes up 60GB of storage space.
As for other recommended specs, the game suggests players have an Intel i7-8700 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X for their processor, and an Nvidia RTX 2070 Super or AMD RX 6700 XT.
The port to PC is being handled by Climax Studios, who previously worked with Returnal developer Housemarque on games like Resogun and Dead Nation. Unfortunately, the PC version does not support crossplay with his PlayStation 5 player in the game’s endless mode, Tower of Sisyphus.
After numerous leaks, Returnal’s PC version was officially announced at The Game Awards 2022. The game was originally released for his PlayStation on April 30, 2021.
IGN’s review of Returnal stated: It’s a sinking, always exhilarating, punishingly challenging yet rewarding shootout.
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