Returnal System Requirements Officially Revealed for PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Returnal PC Screenshot

Returnal is a third-person action roguelite shooter from Housemarque and PlayStation Studios. This is a PlayStation 5 exclusive that is finally making its way to the PC platform, and we’re excited to see what new features and performance improvements are present in this version. The Steam page is also officially up, and there are a few more technical details revealed. Here are the official Returnal System Requirements.

Returnal System Requirements

To play the game on PC, you need the following specifications.

Returnal Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6400 (4 core 2.7GHz) AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (4 core 3.5GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) AMD Radeon RX 580 (8 GB)
  • Storage: 60 GB HDD (SSD Recommended)
  • Average Performance: 720P @ 60FPS
  • Graphics Settings: Low

Medium Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 (6 core 2.8GHz) AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (6 core 3.4GHZ)
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR4
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB) AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (6 GB)
  • Storage: 60 GB SSD
  • Average Performance: 1080P @ 60FPS
  • Graphics Settings: Medium
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903)
  • Processor: Intel i7-8700 (6 core 3.7 GHz) AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (8 core 3.7 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR4
  • Graphics: NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER (8 GB) AMD RX 6700 XT (12 GB)
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • Average Performance: 1080P @ 60FPS
  • Graphics Settings: High

Epic Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903)
  • Processor: Intel i7-9700K (8 core 3.7 GHz) AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8 core 3.6 GHz)
  • Memory: 32 GB DDR4
  • Graphics: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (10 GB) AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (16 GB)
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • Average Performance: 4K @ 60FPS
  • Graphics Settings: Epic

Ray Tracing Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1903)
  • Processor: Intel i9-11900K (8 core 3.5 GHz) AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12 core 3.7 GHz)
  • Memory: 32 GB DDR4
  • Graphics: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti (12 GB) AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (16 GB)
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • Average Performance: 4K @ 60FPS*
  • Graphics Settings: Epic

Update: We have updated the requirements with three new presets officially revealed by PlayStation

It’s no surprise that one of the most visually impressive PS5 games is a bit demanding on PC. Assuming these requirements target 1080p and 60 FPS, you’ll need something like an RTX 2070 with 8 GB of VRAM paired with a Ryzen 7 2700X to play the game at higher settings.

Returnal Screenshot from Steam
Returnal Screenshot

Apart from that, you need a total of 60 GB to install the game, and given how much Returnal leveraged the SSD, that is also a requirement for the PC version. One of the biggest new requirements we’ve seen, though is the mention of 32 GB of RAM in the recommended section, so that’s something you need to be aware of for future PC titles. Pretty soon, that’s going to become the new norm.

*Use of performance enhancing upscaling like NVIDIA DLSS is recommended when using both ray-traced reflections and ray-traced shadows.

Returnal on PC

You can now add the game to your wishlist on PC on Steam at the following link.

While you are here, check out the system requirements for other upcoming titles, including Samurai MaidenPortal with RTX, and Manor Lords.

What do you think of the Returnal System Requirements? Are you excited about the upcoming game for PC? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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