Experience the Force with PS5 DualSense Controller in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the highly anticipated sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is set to launch next month, but unlike its predecessor, it won’t be available on PS4 and Xbox One. Instead, Respawn Entertainment is targeting current-gen systems, which promises faster loading times and improved visuals, and on PS5, even more – such as nuanced Force powers – due to the DualSense controller.

Improving the Game for PS5

Game director Stig Asmussen spoke to the PlayStation Blog in a recent interview and explained how the team is taking full advantage of the PS5’s haptic feedback for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. “With the PS5, we’re really digging the haptics and what the controller is bringing, and it’s been a lot of fun to see how that works with push and pull [Force powers],” said Asmussen. “And a [DualSense] controller, it feels really good, and we’re taking advantage of that. You’re going to feel it on the triggers when you’re doing push and pull. If you really [push] on the triggers, it’s going to give a different response. Compared to if you’re lightly feathering them, and the game is going to react to that. It’s the nuance within the vibrations on the controller that is pretty outstanding.”

Translating Effects into Haptics

Asmussen also mentioned that the development team at Respawn has focused heavily on how haptic feedback will translate the events and effects of the game’s world through the controller’s internal hardware. Thus, players will feel the results delivered via haptic feedback. That means, whenever they use Cal Kestis’ Force powers, they will feel the vibrations in the triggers of the DualSense controller, and its specific vibrations will suggest whether they pushed it with less or more force.

Adding New Elements to the Game

The latest Star Wars Jedi game adds several new gameplay elements that some players might enjoy. For example, Cal Kestis can mix up lightsaber attacks with blaster combat, adding a further layer of complexity to the game. Moreover, there are plenty of droids to hack up in the game, as well as some big quality-of-life changes. The game’s trailer shows just how dark the galaxy has become since the events of Jedi: Fallen Order.

Improved Draw Distance

Additionally, while Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is set to release on both PC and Xbox Series X|S, a significant advantage of playing the game on the PS5 is improved draw distance. The game has been optimized for PS5 capabilities, and players be able to see structures, creatures, and enemies in the distance, all rendered in real-time and high detail regardless of their location.


Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is set to launch on April 28, and will be available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. Fans of the series who own a PS5 will benefit most from the game’s development work taking full advantage of the DualSense controller and improved visuals. Still, players on Xbox and PC should also enjoy the expanded gameplay mechanics and quality-of-life improvements.


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