Returnal Is the Latest PlayStation Exclusive Headed to PC, Coming 2023

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Housemarque has announced that its award-winning third-person shooter roguelike, Returnal, is finally headed to PC via Steam in 2023 following an extended period of exclusivity on PlayStation 5 consoles.

An exact release date wasn’t shared, but the port is being developed in collaboration with Climax Studios, the developer behind Silent Hill: Origins, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, and Sudeki, an action RPG that was released for the original Xbox in 2004.

“For our PC version there will be an array of PC specific tweaks and upgrades to make sure that the experience is as fluid as possible,” explained Mikael Haveri, brand director for Housemarque. “More on these details later, but rest assured that you will be faced with a cutting edge Housemarque challenge, and the bells and whistles are there to support the gameplay experience including the relentless challenge of the Tower of Sisyphus and online co-op mode.”

Returnal marks the eighth or ninth PlayStation exclusive that has been announced or released for PC thus far, including God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, which launched in August this year.

“After crash-landing on this shape-shifting world, Selene must search through the barren landscape of an ancient civilization for her escape,” reads a description for the game. “Isolated and alone, she finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again, she’s defeated – forced to restart her journey every time she dies.”

Sony Interactive Entertainment acquired Housemarque in 2021.

More information about Returnal’s PC port will be shared in early 2023, according to Haveri.

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