Returnal is an upcoming PS5 exclusive that will be developed by Housemarque. It will support near-instant load speeds and other PS5 exclusive features.
The official PlayStation website has been updated with new information on all of the announced games for the PS5. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Gran Turismo 7 were two of the games that received updated information about them on the PlayStation website and Returnal has also received some new information.
Returnal is an upcoming third-person shooter with a rogue-like gameplay mechanic. Since dying is one of the game mechanics, it requires fast loading speed and this is possible through the SSD tech incorporated in the PS5.
Here are some of the PS5-specific features that are confirmed for Returnal.
- Fast loading: Jump through portals between worlds with the PS5™ system’s ultra-high speed SSD. Get back into the action with near-instant load speeds that won’t leave you waiting to restart after you die.
- Adaptive triggers: Switch instinctively between firing modes by using a single adaptive trigger – go straight from aiming down sights to your gun’s alternative fire.
- Haptic feedback: Sense in-game actions big and small – while exploring fragments of Selene’s memories, or when firing visceral alien weapons.
- Tempest 3D AudioTech: Hear the action from every direction in 3D Audio – bullets flying past you, enemies circling overhead, or unseen foes creeping up behind you.
Returnal is currently confirmed to be a PS5 exclusive. There is no release date announced for it but it was first revealed during the Future of Gaming showcase for the PS5.