Returnal PS5

It's no secret that Sony has moved to a model where its console exclusive first-party games will eventually migrate to PC. PlayStation has now published a number of titles on Steam and Epic Games Store, and more are absolutely on the way. It's a contentious move that sees the brand reaching beyond the consoles to rope in more users. Interestingly, it looks like the next Sony title to make the jump could be the relatively recent Returnal.

Historically, PC ports of PlayStation exclusives have come many years after the initial release, while Returnal has only been available for just over a year. Still, the evidence of a PC release is pretty clear. Over on SteamDB, a game codenamed 'Oregon' has been discovered, and it makes reference to many of the game's systems, modes, and areas. Mentioned in the localisation tags are Atropos, Tower of Sisyphus, and Helios, while the game itself is tagged as Bullet Hell, Roguelike, Sci-Fi, Third Person Shooter, Female Protagonist, and so on.

This is notable for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it breaks the aforementioned rhythm of releasing older PlayStation games in order, skipping over Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part II, for example. Secondly, this will be the first PS5-only game to be ported over to PC — interesting because Returnal is built to work with the console's crazy fast SSD and 3D audio engine, among other things.

Anyway, nothing is confirmed as of right now, but this seems like a done deal. What do you think? Would you like to play Returnal on PC? Loop into the comments section below.

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