One of the worst-kept secrets of 2022 was confirmed at The Game Awards 2022 when the Returnal PC version was given a release date window. The game will be the latest of the PlayStation Studios titles to hit PC next year on Steam and Epic Games Store, even though the trailer only tells players the game is “coming soon”.
When is the Returnal release date window?
The Returnal release date window on PC is 2023, although the official product page only has “coming soon”. The PC version will come with all of the game’s updates and the free Ascension DLC, including Suspend Cycle, Photo and Co-op Modes, and the Tower of Sisyphus survival mode update. While Returnal is primarily a single-player game, the co-op mode allows two players to team up together, but cross-platform play will not be supported. As such, PS5 players can’t play co-op mode with PC players.
The game follows several PlayStation Studios titles onto PC, including the recently released Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection and Sackboy: A Big Adventure, neither of which have done particularly well with their new audience. Sony will be hoping Returnal will be as successful as its earlier PC games like God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man.