Returnal PC Graphics Settings Leaked; Sackboy Gets PC Release Date
The PC release of Returnal is quite possibly one of PlayStation’s worst kept secrets at this point, as a new video has emerged showing the graphics settings for this unannounced version of the game.
A random video on Youtube reveals the detailed graphics settings that will be available in the unannounced PC version of Returnal. The menu reveals features such as ray traced shadows and reflections as well as DLSS and FSR.
Meanwhile, a video on the official PlayStation Latinoamerica YouTube channel has revealed that Sackboy: A Big Adventure will arrive on PC on October 27, 2022. The video also details some of the features that will come with the PC release, including resolutions and frame rates up to 4K and 120fps, respectively. This version will also support Ultrawide 21:9 displays, Nvidia DLSS, and Variable Refresh Rate.
Previously, a GDC presentation from developer Housemarque regarding the VFX and particle work used in Returnal showed footage of the game running on PC. A brief snippet of the game was seen running with the debug read-out on the right indicating that it was running on PC with dynamic resolution disabled.
In addition, a listing for Returnal had appeared on SteamDB, implying that a PC release may be coming soon. The listing is codenamed ‘Oregon’, and contains user tags including ‘Online Co-op’, ‘Third-Person Shooter’, ‘Bullet Hell’, ‘Sci-fi’, and ‘Rogue-like’. Additionally, based on a recent update to the Steam database entry, the game will support the Steam controller as well as the Steam Deck, further hinting at a PC announcement in the near future.
For the uninitiated, Returnal puts players in the role of Selene Vassos, an astronaut who landed on the planet Atropos in quest of the enigmatic “White Shadow” signal and becomes imprisoned in a temporal loop. It was released for the PS5 on April 30, 2021. Meanwhile, a free upgrade called Ascension was released on March 22, 2022, which included a cooperative multiplayer option and a new level called The Tower of Sisyphus.