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Hitman 3 gets haptic feedback and confusing PSVR support on PlayStation 5

Developer IO Interactive shared new details on Hitman 3, outlining some of the game’s unique features on PlayStation 5. The stealth game will have haptic feedback through the DualSense controller and PSVR support on the new console, though it’ll require players to jump through a few hoops.

Each gun in the game will use the DualSense’s adaptive triggers to simulate weapon-specific sensations. A similar effect is used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to give each gun a different feel. Haptic feedback will be implemented based on each gun’s sound profile.

The developer gave a concrete example of how the DualSense will work when it comes to the game’s focus effect.

“When you gently squeeze the R2 button, your finger will reach a tension point that will resist your pressure,” a blog post explains. “And you’ll need to hold your finger against that tension point to activate the focus. When you’re ready to fire, push past that tension point and you’ll feel the “click” of the trigger as you fire the weapon.”

IO shared more details on how PSVR support will work on PlayStation 5 and it’s a little complicated. PSVR support will only work on the PS4 version via backward compatibility, so the PS5 version of the game doesn’t actually support PSVR. To alleviate that confusion, all digital and physical PlayStation 5 copies of the game will come with the PlayStation 4 version for free.

The PlayStation 5 version will support 4K visuals and run at 60 frames per second. Anyone who buys the PlayStation 4 version will get a free upgrade to the next-generation version, which means that players will now get both versions of the game either way.

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