With the help of Hogwarts Legacy, we wanted to immerse you in a magical world like never before. With sticks in hand, players at Avalanche Software feel nothing more important than making sure they live in this world. PlayStation 5 lets us take that immersion even further when you create a legacy of your own.
Connect to your Wand
A witch or magician should never be without their sticks and the PlayStation 5’s dualsense wireless controller becomes an extension of your wand in Hogwarts Legacy. With many spellings at your disposal, adaptive triggers allow for more flexibility in combat. You’ll feel magical resistance at your fingertips through every spell, whether fired off a basic cast or summoning energy for a more powerful charm. The spellings will feel unique when you cast, thanks to the haptic response that provides a direct connection between the dualsense controller and your wand. We’ve specifically isolated these effects to the right of the controller so that the extension of the wand you hold in the game becomes dualsense. And when you reflect a spell with Protago, you will feel the sizzling of magic reflected and absorbed by Shield Charm.
Adaptive triggers and hepatic responses are not limited to spelling and stick work. The Dualsense Controller lets you experience events around the world, such as crushing elements with mortars and pastels in a potion class, feeling the screams of Mandrake’s seedlings, or flying in the sky over a broom or hippograph. Dualsense is your connection to the magic of the PS5.
We’ve also tapped into the DualSense controller light to give you a unique bit of personalization. If the spell doesn’t flash as soon as it’s cast or damaged, the dualsense controller lights will vibrate with your Hogwarts home color: blue and bronze for Ravenclaw, scarlet and gold for Gryffindor, green and silver for Slytherin, and yellow and black Hufflepuff.
Hogwarts sights and sounds
Apparently, we’ve come a long way since the days of the beloved Hagrid on the original PlayStation. Hogwarts Legacy on the PS5 lets you take Hogwarts and the surrounding area in stunning 4K, as well as a choice between Fidelity and Performance graphics modes. This choice will allow you to create the experience of your choice, preferring a higher framerate or visual fidelity.
The PS5 console’s Tempest 3D Audiotech will take you to the heart of the magical world. You hear the screams of fire as you cast Incendio, the medicine bubbling in the calderon and the uniquely detailed soundscapes of each environment make you feel really present. And if you play without headphones, you’ll be treated to extra submerged sounds via the DualSense controller speakers, such as the soft flap of the hippographer’s wings and the effect of every spell you cast.
Additionally, the PlayStation 5’s ultra-high-speed SSD will provide fast loading time, so no matter which way you choose to move from place to place, you can take a pleasant route to the broom or travel quickly through the Flu Network. We will also support the PS5’s activity card and game help features When Hogwarts Legacy launches Hogwarts Legacy 2022, we’re thrilled to be able to connect you to the world of magic in a more immersive way than ever before, thanks to the PS5 and DualSense controllers.