Game news Hogwarts Legacy: On PS5, you’ll feel the magic of the Harry Potter universe even more!
Expected at the end of the year, Hogwarts Legacy the Legacy of Hogwarts will immerse players in the universe of the most famous wizard in the world. Taking place almost a century before the coming of He Who Lived, the title today unveils some of its next-gen features.
Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy is expected on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch via the Cloud, but it is the PS5 version that interests us today. Published by Warner Bros. Games and developed by Avalanche Software in collaboration with Portkey Games, the title is today highlighted by its developers, who present to us the features that will accompany the version PS5.
The DualSense of the PS5 at the heart of the experience
Obviously, the DualSense is at the heart of the matter ! So let’s start by introducing the feeling linked to the chopsticks, which should be quite flexible. Thanks to adaptive joysticks, we should be able to vary the power of spells, and feel their strength through haptic feedback. Moreover, these sensations will only be activated only on the right side of the joystick, our character being right-handed. It is currently unknown whether a “left-handed” option will be available.
The DualSense will thus become a true extension of your wand in-game. When parrying a spell with Protego, you’ll feel the crackle of magic absorbed by the Shield Charm, we’re told.
The developers add that the sensations related to triggers or haptic feedback will not be limited to the use of the wand. The flight, the use of the pestle for potions or the cries of creatures and mandrakes will also be transcribed in-game. The controller also helps to reinforce immersion thanks to an accessory but pleasant feature. In addition to lighting up differently when casting a spell, the DualSense will light up in the colors of the house to which we belong : blue and bronze for Ravenclaw, scarlet and gold for Gryffindor, green and silver for Slytherin, yellow and black for Hufflepuff.
Rendering modes and use of 3D audio technology
More generally, the game will take advantage of new generation consoles by displaying backgrounds, characters and effects in 4K. Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy, like many other titles, will feature a loyalty mode and a performance mode, to be activated according to our preferences. The developers conclude by praising the SSD of the PS5, allowing fast loading, but also Tempest 3D audio technology from the PS5:
With the crackling of flames as you cast Incendio, the bubbling of potions in cauldrons, and the unique soundscapes of the various environments, you’ll truly feel like you’re there. And if you’re playing without a headset, you’ll enjoy additional immersive sounds through the DualSense controller’s speaker. In particular, you will hear the beating of the wings of a hippogriff, or the different effects of the spells that you will cast.
As a reminder, Hogwarts Legacy will allow us to embody a 5th year student, who arrives at school after discovering an ancient form of magic coming close to death. But various black mages, among whom the goblin ranrokseek to understand and control this old magic to bend the world to its will. The exact release date has not yet been revealed..
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