The Greek underworld roguelike is one of the highlights on Xbox Game Pass this month, meaning subscribers can play the award-winning game for free. However, it turns out there are exclusive benefits for players who opt for the PS5 version.
As reported by Twitter account @CanYouPetTheDog, Hades makes use of the PS5’s DualSense features, in particular when you interact with Cerberus, the three-headed dog located in the game’s starting area.
Whenever Zagreus pets Cerberus, the controller produces subtle haptic feedback to mimic “a contented growl”.
The new PS5 version of Hades uses subtle haptic feedback via the DualSense to mimic a contented growl whenever Zagreus pets Cerberus. pic.twitter.com/kZBSuMQKJL
— Can You Pet the Dog? (@CanYouPetTheDog) August 13, 2021
Developers have shared various ways the DualSense controller can immerse players with haptic feedback. These are often connected with the weapons or tools that a player is using, such as in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Subnautica: Below Zero, so a subtle, tender, and optional action as demonstrated in Hades is a refreshing surprise.
Since first releasing last September, Hades has been showered with plaudits, and swept plenty of awards winning Game of the Year all over, including at the Game Developers Choice Awards, the D.I.C.E. Awards, the SXSW Gaming Awards, the BAFTA Game Awards, and the inaugural Gayming Awards.
Protagonist Zagreus has similarly been lauded as one of the best examples of a bisexual character in video games, and he loves his dog.
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