Support for the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller certainly isn’t talked up as much now as it was back at the console’s launch, but Hogwarts Legacy still looks to be going all out with its implementation. Detailed in a new PlayStation Blog post — and indeed a trailer featuring old footage — it’s confirmed the pad’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback will both be utilised.
The resistance of the adaptive triggers will be used to make each spell feel unique once you cast it. “We’ve specifically isolated these effects to the right side of the controller to let the DualSense become an extension of the wand you hold in the game,” said community manager Chandler Wood. “And when you deflect a spell with Protego, you’ll feel the sizzling of the magic being reflected and absorbed by the Shield Charm.”
Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers will be used for more than just spells, though. The two features also come into play during Potions class when you’re crushing ingredients, during Herbology when a Mandrake decides to scream, and whilst flying aboard your broomstick or a hippogriff. Another neat detail is the PS5 controller will be lit up with your house colors outside of combat.
The blog post also confirms fidelity and performance modes on PS5, allowing you to either boost the frame rate or up the visuals. Load times are also said to be speedy, no matter whether you’re fast traveling through the Floo Network or exploring on your own two feet.
Hogwarts Legacy is still slated to release on PS5 and PS4 at the end of 2022. Will you be attending the school of witchcraft and wizardry come the end of the year? Await your acceptance letter in the comments below.