Horror game The Medium is set to launch on the PS5 September 3rd, after it initially debuted on the Xbox Series X|S and PC earlier this year. Ahead of tis release, the game’s developer, Bloober Team, has detailed how the DualSense controller allows to add more immersion to The Medium’s intense atmosphere.
You play as Marianna is the game, and you gain access to her supernatural abilities early on in the game. Some, like Spirit Blast, can be used for puzzle solving and offensive attacks, both that might be better with the use of the adaptive trigger of the DualSense. The triggers offer more resistance as the ability charges up, slowing easing as it approaches time for you to dispense it with a full press of the trigger.
The controller’s haptic feedback is also so accurate that Spirit Shield will now rumble the controller according to all the moths that die when colliding with it. Also, when travesing an area in the spirit realm, the controller will pulsate according to how much time you have left to explore, increasing as you get closer to having to return to your physical body.
Bloober Team has said this is just some examples of how it’s making use of the DualSense, teasing that certain set-pieces will have special interactions that it doesn’t want to spoil.