January 28, 2023

A PC port of Returnal was confirmed at The Game Awards last week, and like most PlayStation 4 and 5 games coming to that alternative platform, you’ll need some modern hardware to get the best possible performance. Oddly enough, Returnal’s RAM requirements are much higher than previous PlayStation ports, as you need 32GB of RAM for the roguelite action to run smoothly.

That’s according to the Steam listing for the game (as noted by WccfTech), which requires a minimum of 16GB of RAM to get started. What makes this number stand out is that other graphically demanding games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Dying Light 2 ran just fine with between 8 and 16 GB of RAM, and even several previous ports from Sony didn’t require that much RAM unless you were looking for a 4K experience with every PC setting at the highest possible level. Returnal is a PS5 console exclusive and wasn’t available on PS4 like several of PlayStation’s other first-party games, which could explain the high demands.

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