Playstation 5 – Returnal Will Support Ray Tracing and 60 Frames Per Second at 4K Resolution
Returnal accordingly will support a frame rate of 60 frames per second while running at 4K with ray tracing enabled. Spotted by Twitter user Heisenreborn, PlayStation Portugal’s MODO PlayStation show revealed the details about the upcoming PlayStation 5-exclusive Returnal.
— Heisenreborn (@heisenreborn) April 20, 2021
Returnal is clearly making use of the PS5’s unique capabilities. While the hardware is certainly being used to ensure smooth frame rates with ray tracing and 4K, features of the DualSense controller are also being used.
According to a gameplay trailer revealed back in January, Returnal will make use of the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers for its general gameplay. While most shooters use L2 for aiming down sights, Returnal will also use it to switch to a weapon’s alt-firing mode. This works by making the adaptive triggers have a two-step push, allowing players to press lightly for aim down sights, while pressing the trigger all the way will switch to the weapon’s alt-fire mode.
Pre-orders for Returnal went live in India back in February through online retailers like Games the Shop, Amazon India, and Mcube Games. It is priced at Rs. 4,999 across all stores. The digital edition, with the same price tag, is also available for pre-order through PlayStation Store.
Developed by Housemarque—a studio known for arcade-styled bullet hell games like Resogun and Matterfall—Returnal is a third-person roguelike game where every death resets the world and the player’s progress. Protagonist Selene is quite aware of the strange loop she’s stuck in, and has to figure out how to get out.
On the gameplay side of things, Returnal is a fast-paced third person shooter that takes quite a few cues from the studio’s earlier works through the bullet hell-styled patterns enemies use with their attacks.
Returnal will be out on April 30.
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