Hood: Outlaws & Legends Will Have PS5 DualSense Enhancements
The DualSense controller will inform you regardless of whether you're going with a long-range or melee-focused character.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends is an upcoming PvPvE heist game loosely based on the Robin Hood mythos. Though the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions of the game will only have minor differences performance-wise, the PS5 version will host several DualSense controller improvements.
"We've done something quite interesting with the calibration on [the DualSense controller]," Hood: Outlaws & Legends game director Andrew Willans told me. "So you've got the resistance triggers, these adaptive triggers, and they work really well for a bow and arrow, as you can imagine."
He continued: "[The controller] recreates that tension of the bow, and--as you loose the arrow--the sensation of the arrow flying, which is really cool. We pushed that further for the melee characters as well, so that as you're swinging John's hammer--the more you're swinging, and your stamina is depleting--it becomes tougher to actually swing; you feel finger fatigue from swinging the hammer."
Willans said that he strives to include as few HUD elements as possible in the games he's a part of, inspiring Hood: Outlaws & Legends' minimalist display. Thanks to the DualSense controller, though, you likely won't even need to pay attention to the few gauges and on-screen prompts that are there when playing on PS5. "It's a really tactile experience," Willans said. "I rarely look at my own screen gauges when I'm playing on PS5. My trigger finger tells me all I need to know."
In Hood: Outlaws & Legends, two teams of four face off in a race to claim treasure, utilizing stealth, subterfuge, and combat prowess to overcome each other and the NPC guards that are protecting the gold. The game will launch with four playable characters: the Ranger, the Hunter, the Brawler, and the Mystic--which are respectively inspired by Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Little John, and Friar Tuck. Hood: Outlaws & Legends will launch for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC on May 7.