The Finnish studio let it be known that the PC version exists… but when will it be available to everyone?
With PlayStation’s new strategy of bringing its franchises to PC and mobile, any title previously exclusive to the brand’s consoles can be announced for this new platform at any time and all the clues seem to indicate that it is a matter of time before it is revealed. that Returnal will be next.
Not counting the remastered version of Marvel’s Spider-Man , arguably all PlayStation games that are on PC are titles that can also be found on PlayStation 4. However, the first fully exclusive PlayStation 5 title that would break this mold by also coming to PC would be Returnal.
A NEW RETURNAL TRACK FOR PC?
Although PlayStation or Sony have not confirmed it, there are already several signs that suggest that the new Housemarque title is on its way to PC and one has just come to light that seems to reinforce the suspicions of fans.
We say this because the Finnish studio was present at the Game Developers Conference 2023 (GDC) and had a space to talk about visual effects and particles in the development of a video game. To show this technology he used some previous works, among which of course he included Returnal.
Overall, the presentation is very interesting, especially for developers and creatives. However, something that caught the attention of the fans is that the version of Returnal used for the demonstration is the PC version, which at least confirms its existence in the most technical way, since you can see the debugging commands (debug ) in a part of the screen.
The above could make many think that the PC version of Returnal is a reality, which, technically, it is. However, that’s not to say that Housemarque revealed it by mistake and is preparing to announce this version so you can play it soon on Steam. Developers often build a PC version and then port to console despite not publicly releasing it first. That said, this version would have been perfect for the demo.
We’ll have to wait to find out if Returnal is coming to PC and if it ends up, it would be one of Sony’s worst kept secrets. For now, you can see the official version of Returnal running on PC in the following video (as of the 13:30 mark you will find the debugging information).
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Returnal is available exclusively on PlayStation 5.