Sony and Sumo Digital have revealed some of the features coming to the PS5 version of upcoming Robin Hood adventure Hood: Outlaws and Legends via the DualSense controller. The controller will add physical feedback for movement, combat, and enemy actions, plus more.
What will the DualSense add to Hood: Outlaws and Legends?
This news comes via an official Sony blog post. In the post, Sumo Digital lead designer Jamie Smith discusses what he calls "advantages" given to players when playing Hood: Outlaws and Legends on PS5. As you might expect, the combat experience will be reflected via the DualSense, which will react accordingly when players land blows, draw bowstrings back, and land hits on enemies.
What other DualSense functions does Hood: Outlaws and Legends support?
As well as combat, the DualSense will also react to character actions such as movement. Smith calls this "consequential feedback", using the examples of moving from a sprint to a slide and falling from a height as examples. According to Smith, each of the playable characters' abilities also has haptic feedback associated with it, so you'll know when they've been triggered.
Perhaps most intriguingly, Hood: Outlaws and Legends on PS5 also supports haptic feedback during stealth sections. When you're hunting the Sheriff for a key to the treasure vault, you'll be able to sense his footsteps via directional haptic feedback. The strength of that feedback will then increase as you get closer to the Sheriff, making hunting his position in the randomized world a little easier. If you want to read more about the haptic feedback features of Hood: Outlaws and Legends on the PS5 - as well as some interesting details regarding some of the game's mechanics - you should check out the full blog post.
Hood: Outlaws and Legends will launch for PS5 on May 10th. It's also coming to PC and Xbox Series X|S, as well as last-gen platforms (although it's not headed to the Switch, sadly). If you pre-order the game, you can check it out a few days early, so if you're jonesing for some good old-fashioned robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, you might want to consider doing that.
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