With the PlayStation 5’s DualSense wireless controller, we at Motive are able to immerse players deeper into Isaac’s thrilling journey aboard the USG Ishimura. Players will feel the same impact on various events like weapon shooting, asteroids affecting the ship, or Necromorphs attacking.
With weapons, our goal was to create a unique feeling and experience for each weapon to make fighting Necromorphs that much more exciting. See more examples of DualSense controller gameplay.
You hold your plasma cutter steady and aim for the legs a lunging Slasher. You place your finger on the DualSense controller trigger and push it past the required threshold to fire the weapon, feeling the weapon’s vibration shortly after. The DualSense controller trigger pushes back, reinitializing your next shot.
The flamethrower has the same trigger effect, but you can feel a slight vibration when the gas is ejected.
As you reach for your pulse rifle, a Swollen starts to lumber towards you. You have to give it everything, including emptying all remaining bullets, in order to survive. You can feel the DualSense trigger buck as you hold the trigger down.
Movement and ability haptics
When entering certain zero-gravity areas, the player can activate Isaac’s magnetic boots. The player can feel the impact of every step when the mag boots touch the floor through haptic vibrations.
When players use Isaac’s Kinesis and Stasis modules, they’ll get similar real-time feedback through the controller through rich haptic vibrations.
To dial up the immersion, players receive valuable gameplay feedback through the controller’s speakers. Throughout the player’s journey, as they perform certain actions such as picking up items, refilling their stasis energy, and using their locator, they will hear those effects from Isaac’s RIG through audio.
Dead Space is available for purchase on January 27, on PlayStation 5, and you can dive in to the iconic story by yourself.