In a recent PlayStation blog post, a number of developers for upcoming games discussed the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller. Before launch in November 2020, as part of the marketing push for the console, Sony touted the controller’s haptic feedback system as a brand new mechanic for the latest generation of consoles. The DualSense controller’s haptic feedback allows players to feel specific responses from their controller, like the flow of water through their character’s hands, or a burst of energy passing through them. This feedback is much more detailed than the standard controller vibrations we’ve come to know.
Now that games like the sci-fi action horror title Returnal are out, with a robust feedback system mirroring the raindrops around your character, many other upcoming games will have their own takes on this feature. The PlayStation blog goes over what these future releases will have in store. The developers for Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart recently showed off how the player will be able to travel between dimensions in seconds flat with the PlayStation 5’s lightning fast loading times; players can also look forward to additional feedback while exploring and collecting items out in the field. Ghostwire: Tokyo enhances the supernatural effects of its contemporary horror environments, while Life is Strange: True Colors puts other characters’ emotions directly in your hands.
Overall, the haptic feedback within the DualSense controller looks to enhance players’ immersion while playing, as a special experience unique to the PlayStation 5. Check out the full blog post on the official PlayStation site with more games and more discussions on what to expect from upcoming releases. You’ll find the full list of the games discussed below.