Returnal is the PlayStation 5’s next big exclusive. Set on a dark, remote planet, players play the role of Selene, an astronaut stuck in a strange world where every time she dies, she wakes up and finds herself back at the crash site.
A new console launch and a new game will push that console to its limits. This has already gotten old. We had some early articles that stated this [insert_title] will push the hardware to its limits, yet we got TLOU, BF4, Watch_Dogs, MGSV running on PS3. Returnal and Kena is currently the two titles I am most looking forward to on PS's side.
you and the 22 people who agreed don't know how things work. Stay casual playing console last gen games lol
So you're the harbinger of hardcore gaming? Where do you game? On a DGX A100?
Oh you are so hardcore. Sorry for being casual
Compared to what? Hardware allows more... game engines define the advancements. This is a brand new game engine. On pc.. you hard pressed to find anything “new” for the last decade. You know “the master race”.. yet they can not offer anything groundbreaking except for ray tracing on old engines. YOU obviously have no clue. Sony, at least in the last ten years, pushed and built whole new game engines to advance the hardware out there. This game is not pushing the ps5 to its limits... but the initial build for this new game engine may be taxing due to no refinements.
@RaidenBlack He games in the fifth dimension.
Y'all still don't get it. I'm not a PC only fan. I'm a fan of XBOX, PS, and PC. What you guys don't understand is that the system does get maxed early on. If a GPU is deliverying 100% then that means it is maxed. Now the tools and development will get better. So it is true that Returnal(which won't be a good game), is gonna max the PS5.
Arent you a xbox fanatic?
You guys are confusing the term maxed out with late gen games. Developers efficiently make the games better and the tools get updated more. As long as all the cores of the cpu and all the gpu is being utilized and it's at 100% load that's "maxed out" technically. I don't disagree that a TLOU3, GOW3, FF7 part 2 will look even better than the games coming out right now. I'm just explaining to y'all that probably don't know how hardware basics work.
'Returnal(which won't be a good game)' Housemarqe has an extremely good track record. I've played a lot their stuff and so far the only I didn't really get into is Matterfall; not because it isn't a good game, but because it seemed too close to VelocityX and from what I played of Matterfall, up to 3rd boss I think, if I had to choose between the two I'd probably go back to VelocityX. Even so, Matterfall is still a quality game and I have high expectations for Returnal. They are even throwing easter eggs in there which is a good sign.
“ So it is true that Returnal (which won't be a good game)” I beat three of their games last year. They’re a good dev. No reason to expect anything less.
Dude, you're arguing that the agrees don't understand when they actually do. Nobody needs you to explain how development tools get better as time goes on. The example you even commented on says that they get better over time.
🤦🏿 It’s pathetically sad when mikeslemonade have to use his alternate account to give himself a agree.🤷🏿 I would play returnal day one if it wasn’t for those ______with spam bots buying all PS5 1 second after they go live regardless of time or day 😭
Game looks really interesting.. Housemarque are delivering a always! Matterfall on steroids.
@mikeslemonade If something is "maxed" and at its "limits" then it can not be improved upon. Games will improve on the console, so it is not at its "limit" or "maxed". That is like saying "my car has a max speed of 90 miles an hour, but if i change gear sooner, it will go faster".
^Ever heard of Tesla, updates to make it faster. Updates to make it self-drive better. This is an example of what I think of you guys. You don't know how the term maxed out is used. As long as the PS5 is using all of it's processors at the game isn't capping the frame rate, that means the system is maxed out. It literally can't churn out one frame higher than it can.
Returnal and Kena looks like Indie games. I would say Ranchet and Clank is pushing the PS5 more especially the SSD and its a PS5 only exclusive
pushing a console to its limits isn't always a graphical thing, however. And there's many different ways to push a console to its limits, creative sacrifices and more efficient code are what get the console to seemingly pass those limits later in the gen. It doesn't mean that the hardware wasn't still being maxed out early on, it just means the developers had not yet found new ways to improve efficiency. Maybe this game's particle effects and number of enemies on screen or AI are what push it to the limits, even if it isn't the best looking game out there.
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Ugh...they say that about every new ip when a new console launches. This game doesn't even look as graphically impressive as Demons Souls so I seriously doubt it.
I think the first game that will feel truly next gen is ratchet and clank, followed by GOW ragnarok and whatever naughty dog is working on. Unfortunately horizon made the terrible decision to go cross-gen, so even though it will be an impressive game it won’t feel truly next gen. I will be VERY disappointed if GOW ragnarok is cross-gen, but I don’t think Sony would do that. I think it’s going to be the PS5 flagship game
@VerminSC Sony have said they will continue to support the PS4 for the next 3-4 years, also they seem to be diversifying their delivery platforms a little bit, i.e. releasing more of their AAA portfolio on PC. So it would'nt surprise me if as part of that we still see a PS4 version of God of War Ragnarok etc, and it would not surprise me at all if the franchise eventually makes it way to PC either.
“This game doesn't even look as graphically impressive as Demons Souls so I seriously doubt it.“ It doesn’t looks a good graphically but there’s a ton more effects going in Returnal than Demons Souls.
I can’t wait for this. Up until now only demons souls feels next gen, and that’s a remake! I can not wait to see more exclusives
I didnt think Demons Soul felt next gen being all it got was a new skin with higher textures and faster load times and that was basically it, I do believe R & C might, but I will wait for GOW and HZD for that
@galmi I disagree, demons souls is the visually impressive game I've seen to date.
its both visually impressive and damn amazing seeing how fast it loads up into game. that right there is the game changer
I doubt this though Returnal looks interesting & a game I want to play.
To its “current” limits. You are welcome.
Exactly, you get it, the developers "limits" not the console :p
As an early title, not in the least bit possible.
The game looks really good. But it’s a tad early for limit pushing. Though last gen the limits were reached pretty early too, but it was mostly due to the weak Jaguar processors. Are we really reaching the limit this quick?
This game looks better than I originally thought but there's no way it pushes ps5 to its limits. Stop the hyperbole already. This looks like it could run on a ps4.
We'll probably have to wait for what Naughty Dog makes at the back end of the generation for that, but it does look good.
If the game demands it and needs everything the system has to offer sure. No brainer there but if you don't have too and the game still looks and runs well which is all that matters then there is no reason to use to much resources.
Nex-gen starts, when kratos says so
I don't even care if hardware limits aren't being pushed. I really want this game
Push the console to its limits my ass. The same developers who said this same thing last gen with their games, got surpassed exponentially by games like GoW, TLOU2 and even other 3rd party games. Stop spewing garbage, especially since your a indie developer, who NEVER push limits of hardware.
We’re currently in a next gen games drought. That being said I am looking forwards to Returnal and I think I would be even if it weren’t for the current dry spell. But if this game is genuinely pushing my spanking new PS5 “to it’s limits” not 6 months after its launch... than I may as well sell it now and get the PS4 pro back out. Why do people feel the need to say this rubbish, can’t we just enjoy the game for what it is without all the nonsense hyperbole.
the game looks excellent
We hear this garbage about every new game near the launch of a new console. If a game, 3-4 months into the generation, which looks as average (graphically) as Returnal, is pushing the limits of the console - Sony has a huge problem on their hands. But it’s clear it isn’t pushing the limits.
lol not even close.
Push it to its limits... from the makers of tiles that hardly broke a sweat...and their first dip into the deep end is going to push the hardware to it limits. Cute. You can press a gas pedal all the way down, it does not mean the limit has been met, especially when the highway you are driving it on is relatively new for everyone including the folks that designed it. Game looks cool. But please drop the claims of pretentious and preposterous engineering feats.
5 out of 10 game written all over it
I don’t think they’ve ever averaged a 5.
He's a bit salty.
You obviously havent played any housemarque games.
Housemarque games have been great for YEARS!
Judging by current trailers/gameplay, i would put Returnal at a 8/10 minimum. And i own Series X.
Launching a $50 game at $70 qualifies as pushing limits I guess.
Truth is, nobidy knows if it's a $50 game or a $70 dollar game. No one has played the game yet. We don't know how long the game is, and we don't know about the quality of the gameplay or replayability. I wonder what you are basing your assessment on, just the trailers?
If a new console can be "pushed to the limit" so early at the life cycle......... Just asking.
Yeah, I'll wait for Naughty Dog, or Sony Santa Monica to *actually* push it to its limit.
No it will not. As is the case with every gen. Whatever naughty dog makes will push at the limits...until then we can only wait.
The PS5's limits won't be pushed until Naughty Dog releases TLOU Part 3 6-7 years from now.
I wondered how long this would take 😂
Looks like a budget rush job. Which is all we'll get this year thanks to covid.
Resident Evil 8, Rachet and Clank, Horizon Forbiden West etc etc... I highly doubt that these could be called "rush jobs." Also, think about the fact that Sony released Sackboy's Adventure and Miles Morales at £60, but they released Demons's Souls at the £70 becasue of the AAA status of that game. The fact that they are also releasing Returnal at the £70 price point suggests that they view it as a full AAA title. Time will tell, but there is absolutely no justifiable basis to say that Returnal is "a budget rush job."
That will be Naughty dog:)
I sincerely doubt they would be pushing a brand new console to its limits already lol. That is like saying "this is the best we can do, games will not improve" "We are pushing the console as far as we can so far with the time spent developing on it" - fixed As for pushing to its "limits"? No chance
It's always fun when a console that's less than 4 months old is "pushed to its limits" already. I seriously doubt that any game will be doing that yet, no developer gets that intimately familiar with a console's quirks in that short a period of time, there are always efficiencies to be found.
I'll wait until Naughty Dog comes out with something, they were the first to wow me with Uncharted 4 and I'm sure they'll do something for this generation to push the newest console.
With this graphics not even close to the push PS5 hardware limits. Why they make those kind of news i don't understand. (ESL guy)
Game looks cool but thats the dumbest name ever
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