EA & Respawn Entertainment explain how the DualSense wireless controller makes you feel the Force.
With the PlayStation 5 DualSense wireless controller, Respawn Entertainment and Lucasfilm Games have been able to create one of the most immersive Star Wars gaming experiences yet. During your journey through the galaxy, you’ll be able to feel the power of the Force at your fingertips – quite literally.
Using The Force
Need that shiny object just out of reach? Bring it a bit closer with the tap of a trigger. If you find Cal surrounded by foes, why not pull them even closer to deal damage to all of them at once – or push them away with a blast of power from Cal’s hand.
You’ll truly be able to feel that power based on how you’re using the Force, with trigger resistance influenced by how heavy or resistant enemies are you’re trying to pull. After you’ve finally managed to pull the foe into attacking range or yank their shield away from them, the resistance will disappear to simulate a sense of victorious relief.
Haptics aren’t just limited to Cal’s lightsaber. BD-1’s gadgets and tools also have DualSense-specific effects. When Cal is zipping across a line, you’ll feel the rumble radiating in the triggers as well as more or less resistance depending on the speed you choose to go. You’ll also feel a slight bump when BD-1 flies to Cal’s shoulder to catch up to him.
Your Cal your way
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor features a plethora of customization options for players to shape their Cal – from jackets to shirts and hairstyles and, of course lightsabers. When customizing your lightsaber at a workbench, you’ll feel the triggers vibrate as you switch out parts for your blade, and the controller will gently vibrate when Cal ignites his lightsaber.
The DualSense’s color bar will also match whatever color you select for Cal’s lightsaber.
You’ll be able to dive into Cal’s new adventure and discover how DualSense adds to the immersion of being a Jedi when Star Wars Jedi: Survivor launches on April 28.
In the meantime, you can read our hands-on report for more gameplay details.