01 May 2021 9:59 AM +00:00

Is Returnal Coming To Xbox Series S|X And PC?

With Returnal now out in the wild and PlayStation gamers able to get their hands on the game, players on other platforms are rightly asking questions about whether Returnal is coming to Xbox Series S|X and PC?

Is Returnal Coming To Xbox Series S|X And PC?

The short answer is that no, Returnal will not be coming to Xbox Series S|X, as the game is a PlayStation 5 exclusive title, funded by Sony and published under the PlayStation Studios banner.

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The game takes full advantage of the PS5's hardware and was designed with that in mind, such as the DualSense controller, 3D Audio, and Activity Cards so some features wouldn't even be present if it came to Xbox Series S|X.

Returnal could come to PC, however, we have seen more PlayStation exclusive games come to the platform a few years after it originally released, with Days Gone coming in just a few weeks on May 18, 2021. Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment has also said that more PlayStation games will make their way to the platform.

However, if Returnal was to hit PC, it would likely be a few years down the line, once the game has generated enough sales on PS5 and pulled people over to that platform. So, you aren't getting it anytime soon, most likely.

What Is Returnal And What Are People Saying About It?

Returnal is a third-person action-arcade roguelike from Finnish studio Housemarque. Combining elements of their arcade roots and the typical AAA experience, Returnal is their biggest game to date and takes place on a trip across the mysterious alien world of Atropos.

As Selene, you discover that you are stuck in a cycle, dying over and over again and crashing on Atropos, with no way of escape. But, as you complete more and more cycles you start to discover pieces of your past and come to terms with just why you are stuck in this loop.

Critical response to Returnal has been mostly positive with our review from George Yang praising the game narrative reveals, presentation, and excellent gameplay.

Most critics have been similarly positive, with the game currently sitting an 86 on Metacritic after more than 70 reviews from critics.