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Not only did the PS5 bring better graphics and higher frame rates, it also gave players a new controller, the DualSense. The successor to the DualShock 4 features a higher-quality built-in microphone, a refined touchpad, an improved battery, and most importantly, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
The latter two functions can be used by game developers in unique ways. For example, haptic feedback can provide unique sensations, such as the sound of rain or an explosion of energy, in a way that is more focused and accurate than vibration motors. At the same time, due to the realization of special physical functions, adaptive triggers can provide various functions for different weapons, essentially providing game functions that cannot be achieved in other situations.
To name a few, Arkane Studios’ Deathloop uses adaptive triggers so that if the gun gets stuck, the trigger physically locks. Meanwhile, in Insomniac Games’ Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, you can partially pull the trigger to fire one barrel on a specific gun, or pull it all the way to both barrels.
Meanwhile, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart also uses haptic feedback to make Ratchet feel like running across various surfaces, and the polished metal walkways feel nothing like wading through tall grass or wading through mud.
Considering all the different ways it can be used will start to be close to impossible, so we’ve listed all the games that are confirmed to take advantage of one or both of these unique features. Below is a list of PS5 games that support DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
Note: We’re still not sure if some of the games below will use both adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. We’ve tagged these games accordingly.
PS5 games with DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers
|game||Adaptive trigger||Haptic feedback||release date|
|Ellenwick Remake||Yes||–||October 5, 2021|
|Astro’s Game Room||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Assassin’s Creed Valhalla||Yes||Yes||November 10, 2020|
|return 4 blood||Yes||Yes||October 2021|
|Borderlands 3||Yes||Yes||November 13, 2020|
|Bugs||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War||Yes||Yes||November 13, 2020|
|Call of Duty: Vanguard||Yes||Yes||November 5, 2021|
|control||Yes||Yes||February 2, 2021|
|Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s time||Yes||Yes||March 12, 2021|
|infinite loop||Yes||Yes||September 14, 2021|
|death gate||Yes||Yes||November 23, 2021|
|Demon Soul||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Destroy All Stars||Yes||Yes||February 2, 2021|
|Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Diablo 2: Resurrection||–||Yes||2021|
|Dirt 5||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|FIFA 21||–||Yes||December 4, 2020|
|Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker||Yes||Yes||2021|
|Fortnite||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Genshin Impact||Yes||Yes||July 21, 2021|
|Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut||Yes||Yes||August 20, 2021|
|Ghost Line: Tokyo||Yes||Yes||2021|
|the sky falls||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|God of War: Ragnarok||–||–||2022|
|goodbye volcano high||–||Yes||2021|
|racing 7||Yes||Yes||March 4, 2022|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||Yes||Yes||October 26, 2021|
|Hades||Yes||–||August 13, 2021|
|go to hell||Yes||Yes||2021|
|Hood: Outlaws and Legends||–||–||May 7, 2021|
|Horizon Forbidden West||Yes||Yes||February 18, 2022|
|Immortal Fenix Rise||–||Yes||December 3, 2020|
|Jett: Far Away||–||Yes||2021|
|Kena: Bridge of Spirits||Yes||Yes||2021|
|Life is Strange: True Colors||Yes||Yes||September 10, 2021|
|Madden 21||–||Yes||December 4, 2020|
|cannibals||–||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Marvel Avengers||Yes||Yes||March 18, 2021|
|Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Marvel’s Spider-Man Remake||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Marvel’s Spider-Man 2||Yes||Yes||2023|
|Metro Exodus||Yes||Yes||June 18, 2021|
|MXGP 2020||unknown||unknown||December 16, 2020|
|NBA 2K21||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|no man’s sky||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Nour: play with your food||Yes||Yes||–|
|Watcher: System Restore||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Strange World: Soulstorm||Yes||–||April 2021|
|pray for the gods||unknown||unknown||Q1 2021|
|Ratchet and Clank: Rift||Yes||Yes||June 11, 2021|
|Resident Evil Village||Yes||Yes||May 7, 2021|
|return the goods||Yes||Yes||April 30, 2021|
|ride 4||Yes||Yes||January 2021|
|Sackboy: Big Adventure||Yes||–||November 12, 2020|
|Four Houses||Yes||Yes||February 8, 2022|
|roadless||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Sombra Anthology: House of Ashes||Yes||Yes||October 22, 2021|
|Uncharted: A Rogue Legacy Series||Yes||Yes||January 28, 2022|
|Warframe||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||Yes||Yes||November 12, 2020|
As this list grows and the generation continues, we’ll be sure to expand the table with more details and confirmed games. While games from PlayStation Studios will certainly use these features, third-party support may become less and less likely over time.
These are just some of the more advanced features possible on the PS5. Newer hardware also allows some PS5 games to support different types of ray tracing. Meanwhile, some other PS5 games even support 120 FPS.
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Unique features of DualSense set it apart from other controllers and offer new ways to enjoy gaming. There are also options as you can choose from white, black or red.
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In our PS5 review, Android Central Games editor Jennifer Locke was impressed with the DualSense, calling it a great strength for Sony’s console, and saying that you have to really feel it to understand why it’s so good. If you haven’t managed to snag one yet, keep an eye out for PS5 restocks so you can join the latest generation of games.
To keep your controller charged and ready, you may need to use a DualSense charging station. We noticed that the more the game used adaptive triggers and haptic feedback features, the faster the battery drained. There’s no consistent pattern to this, but overall, a DualSense controller with a healthy battery used to play Astro’s Playroom will last less than three hours based on our testing.
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