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‘Resident Evil 8’- DualSense And Ray Tracing Creates Truly Next-Gen Horror

We have been waxing lyrical about the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller since we got the chance to try it in Astro’s Playground not too long ago. That thing feels amazing and brings a whole new level of interactivity to the games you’re enjoying – and although its power can be harnessed for good, it can also be used for fear.

Resident Evil 8: Village follows the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard by throwing the protagonist Ethan Winters back into his continually tormented existence. This guy can’t seem to catch a break. Village doesn’t just further the story though, as when it comes to PlayStation 5, there are several features that upgrade the experience from its predecessor.

First, the DualSense controller is going to adapt to the game. That means when Winters fires a gun, you can feel the weight and resistance of the trigger in your hand for real. The haptic feedback of the controller will also simulate the feeling of firing a gun too so be ready for that.

The game will be in a crisp 4K with Ray Tracing so the horror gets that much is closer to feeling like it’s right there with you. Of course, that might be a bad thing for horror haters but at least the nightmares that come as a result will be prettier as a whole.

Slideshow: Resident Evil Village PlayStation 5 Screenshots

But don’t forget the audio, can’t have a horror game without creepy silence before loud panicked music can we? Village will hate advantage of the 3D audio experience so you can hear when you’re about to die rather than see it. At least that’s polite.

You can read more from the PlayStation listing for Resident Evil 8: VillageThe game will be landing sometime in 2021, while PlayStation 5s are coming to homes November 12 for the US and November 19 for the UK and Europe.

Featured Image Credit: Capcom / Sony

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