New Hogwarts Legacy Trailer Shows PS5 Exclusive Features

A new trailer for Hogwarts Legacy has been released, showing exclusive features only available on PS5.

Avalanche Software’s new Harry Potter adventure will have exclusive features on PS5. It’ll use the DualSense controller and other PS5 features. There’s a big emphasis on immersion, and the game is clearly aiming to make you feel like a part of the world.

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A post on the PlayStation blog by Avalanche’s community manager explains more. “With so many spells at your disposal, the adaptive triggers allow for more flexibility in combat. You’ll feel the magical resistance at your fingertips through every spell, whether firing off a basic cast or summoning the strength for a more powerful charm.

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“Spells will feel unique when you cast them, thanks to haptic feedback providing a direct connection between the DualSense controller and your wand. We’ve specifically isolated these effects to the right side of the controller to let the DualSense become an extension of the wand you hold in the game. And when you deflect a spell with Protego, you’ll feel the sizzling of the magic being reflected and absorbed by the Shield Charm.”

We’re hoping that this functionality can be swapped to the left hand side of the controller for left handed players!

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Hogwarts Gameplay
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In addition, the DualSense will flash with different colours depending on the colours of your Hogwarts house. It’ll flash blue and bronze for Ravenclaw, scarlet and gold for Gryffindor, green and silver for Slytherin, and yellow and black for Hufflepuff.

Visually, the game has come a long way since the “beloved Hagrid” on the PS1. The game supports 4K on the PS5 and will allow you to choose between Fidelity and Performance modes. And Avalanche claims the PS5’s SSD will provide quick loading times from place to place.

As for audio, Avalanches says PS5’s Audiotech will allow players to “hear the crackle of fire as you cast Incendio, potions bubbling in cauldrons, and the uniquely detailed soundscapes of each environment to really make you feel present.”

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All sounds pretty good, but it remains to be seen if the game will live up the hype. It comes out this Holiday 2022. What do you think of these Hogwarts Legacy exclusive PS5 features? Let us know across our social channels.

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Hogwarts Legacy is available to pre-order from £48.95 on the GameByte shop.

Featured Image Credit: Avalanche Studios

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