Hogwarts Legacy: New trailer reveals PS5 exclusive features

Hogwarts Legacy

A new Hogwarts Legacy trailer has shown off the unique features the game will have on the PS5.

The trailer was released on YouTube on Tuesday and it details exactly how the game will use the technology intrinsic to the next-generation console.

The majority of the gameplay footage appears to be from the Hogwarts Legacy State of Play presentation back in March, but it also shows how the PS5 will make the game feel unique.

The trailer is titled “PS5 next-gen immersion” and shows off some of the game’s stunning visuals in 4K.

It also reveals that the dynamic light bar in the PS5 controller will change colour depending on which house you’re sorted into – it’ll be red for Gryffindor, for example, and yellow for Hufflepuff.

Haptic feedback is also set to be used throughout the experience, to accompany the player flying through the air, be it on a broom or on the back of a beast.

Adaptive triggers will also give players a real feeling of the spells they cast when they are engaged in combat or when they are mixing potions, while 3D audio will bring a surround-sound sensation, particularly if you own the Pulse 3D headset.

WB Games Avalanche community manager Chandler Wood has explained more, in a PlayStation blog that was released alongside the trailer.  

Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy

He said: “We’ve specifically isolated these effects to the right side of the controller to let the DualSense become an extension of the wand you hold in the game.

“And when you deflect a spell with Protego, you’ll feel the sizzling of the magic being reflected and absorbed by the Shield Charm.”

Wood has also explained that there will be graphics options, allowing players to choose between prioritising framerate or visuals.

He went on: “Visually, we’ve come a long way since the days of the beloved Hagrid on the original PlayStation. Hogwarts Legacy on PS5 lets you take in Hogwarts and the surrounding area in stunning 4K, as well as a choice between Fidelity and Performance graphics modes. This choice will allow you to create your preferred experience, whether that’s prioritizing a higher framerate or visual fidelity.”

The game remains slated for a release of Holidays 2022, and we’ll update you as and when an official date is revealed.

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