The Last of Us Part II and God of War Benefit From DualSense Features on PS5

The Last of Us Part 2 and God of War on PS5 will feature haptic feedback.

November 11, 2020

Excited Sony fans will currently be eagerly awaiting their brand new next-gen console as it finally releases tomorrow. The PlayStation 5 will say goodbye to the PS4 and lead the way into a thrilling fresh adventure for players around the world with more features than you can shake a stick at. If you are looking to play God of War or The Last of Us Part 2 for the first time or to experience it again on your new console, the games will apparently make use of the PS5 DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers.

According to a member of the staff at GamesRadar, the difference between using the PS4 controller and the PS5’s DualSense controller in The Last of Us Part 2 was immediately apparent when running in backwards compatibility especially so when in a fight sequence. The haptic feedback on the DualSense kicked into play via the adaptive triggers when you draw the string back on the bow and also when firing your gun. While Ellie is controlling the boat on those stormy waters in The Last of Us Part 2, the haptic feedback came out to play here too and began to vibrate in tune with the boat’s engine. If you’re not the most graceful of drivers and end up knocking in everything in your path, the DualSense picks up on this and gives off feedback.

Moving onto God of War, GamesRadar said that in combat the DualSense created a layer of immersion when opening Kratos’ shield or throwing his Leviathan ax, so much so that they could feel the intensity in the controller immediately. Developer Santa Monica Studio recently shared details on PS5 backward compatibility support on God of War more specifically that players will be able to run the game in 60fps, and will also let players transfer their save files from the PS4 version to pick up where they left off. God of War III Remastered will also feature save transfers from the PS4 version, too.

For those who haven’t been able as yet to preorder a PS5 or are just as happy with their PS4, Sony has launched a new PS5 Remote Play app that is now available on the PS4 that has popped up on the dashboard of the console. The PS5 Remote Play app will allow users to stream games from their next-gen console to the PS4 and play with the DualShock 4, but in order to remotely play PS5 games, you’ll have to enable the feature from the newer console beforehand in the system settings.

The PS5 will launch on November 12, 2020, in select countries, followed by its worldwide launch on November 19, 2020

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Rachael (She/Her), who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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