While Sony still maintains an almost deathly silence around the PS5, some of the developers have wanted to reveal a little more information about another of the big changes of their next generation of consoles, the new DualSense controller. And it is that among other qualities, one of the main premises of the company was in the new haptic vibration system, which as they now affirm, will allow us even feel little details of the game like rain.
This has already been stated by some participants in the sector such as Mike Bithell, developer of Thomas Was Alone and John Wick Hex; Austin Wintory, Composer of Journey and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate; and Troy Baker, And video game voice actor.
Beyond rumor mill, these statements were collected directly from those involved through IGN’s latest “Play, Watch, Listen” podcast, centered around the latest presentation and deployment of the Unreal Engine 5 demo, and your possibilities in this new console. And is that in addition to this new graphics engine, the PS5 will also have a new sound system called Tempest Engine, which as detailed by one of the people responsible for the design of the console, will allow the use of more sound sources and clearly identify their location.
In this way, and in combination of both technologies, each raindrop would become its own event, allowing access to a much more realistic and reliable audio and image customization. Something that in combination with the new DualSense haptic technology, would bring us to an almost real representation on three levels of our senses.
In fact, according to one of the advancements from Wired, who were already able to test a first prototype of the PS5 DualSense, we could see some statements that spoke of «awesome immersive touch experiences […] the sand felt slow and hard; the mud felt slow and mushy; On the ice, the levers felt as if my character was sliding; jumping into a pool, I had the sensation of the resistance of the water; whereas when walking on a wooden bridge, the sensation was more elastic «.
At the moment we have no other options but to wait until the next official PlayStation announcement, which according to the latest rumors, would come during next June with the official presentation of the console, and in a first next generation State of Play during the month of August. And is that as confirmed by Sony itself, the PS5 maintains its release date for this Christmas.