The haptic vibration of the PS5 controller will allow you to feel the rain drops
Dualsense, the PlayStation 5 controller, will allow players to feel elements like rain thanks to haptic vibration, according to developer Mike Bithell.
One of the main novelties of the DualSense, the controller that will accompany the PlayStation 5 when it arrives in stores in late 2020, is the haptic vibration. In the past we have read statements about the possibility of transmitting tactile sensations of this technology, but Mike Bithell, developer of titles like Thomas Was Alone and John Wick Hex, gives a detail that allows us to anticipate the precision of the system: it will allow the player to feel every drop of rain.
On May 15, the podcast Play, Watch, Listen, directed by former IGN editor Alanah Pearce, had as guests Austin Wintory (composer of Journey and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate), voice actor Troy Baker and the aforementioned Bithell.
Wintory explains that sound effects creators go out into the real world with their recorders to capture, for example, the sound of rain and then integrate it into the game on a stereo or surround track. Ensures that with the Tempest Engine and Unreal Engine 5 shown last week, each raindrop could be its own “event”, allowing for more realistic and modifiable audio.