Returnal, the bullet hell roguelite from PlayStation studio Housemarque, is all but confirmed to arrive on PC as leaked footage showing the PC port’s settings menu found its way online. Returnal will join several PlayStation exclusives currently being announced for PC, including Sackboy: A Big Adventure which was just confirmed.
The leaked footage originally appeared on Icon-Era before being uploaded to YouTube. However, Sony quickly removed the video but details were noted before its deletion, including ray-traced shadows, reflections, NVIDIA DLSS, and AMD FSR support. While the PS5 version would naturally favour framerate, the PC version will give players a lot more options for tweaking the visual fidelity of the game too.
If you’re new to Returnal or planning to check it out when it hits PC, PlayStation provides a description for the core gameplay loop:
“Brought to life by stunning visual effects, the dark beauty of the decaying world around you is packed with explosive surprises. From high stakes, bullet hell-fuelled combat, to visceral twists and turns through stark and contrasting environments. You’ll explore, discover and fight your way through an unforgiving journey, where mystery stalks your every move. Designed for extreme replayability, the procedural world of Returnal invites you to dust yourself off in the face of defeat and take on new, evolving challenges with every rebirth.”
Returnal originally launched in 2021 exclusively for PS5 from Resogun developer Housemarque. Critics and fans praised its relentless combat and gameplay, gripping story and time loop mechanics.
In related news, Housemarque confirmed back in June that it had started working on a new game which will use some of Returnal‘s cut content. However, it won’t be a sequel to Returnal as the studio confirmed that its next game will be a new IP instead. After Sony acquired the studio, it likely has plenty of backing and support to deliver an experience on par with Returnal or greater.
A reupload is currently circling YouTube showing Returnal‘s PC settings menu (below), so make sure you check it out before it’s deleted.