The haptics will also be used to help accentuate Returnal’s storytelling, which includes certain scenes that shift the player’s perspective from third-person to first-person, as they explore a mysteriously normal house that pops up on this alien world.
Returnal Game Awards Trailer Screenshots
“It really provides this added immersion to the experience, where you can feel it as [Selene] picks up the photo, and then she reaches for the door handle,” Narrative Director Gregory Louden said as an example of what to expect.
Housemarque has of course previously noted that Returnal will offer fast load times, and haptic feedback that will let players “feel the natural ambience of this alien planet as the controller mimics its environmental effects.”
For more on the upcoming PS5 exclusive, be sure to check out our Returnal hands-off preview.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor, host of Podcast Beyond!, and PlayStation lead. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.