Want to pull the trigger while your gun’s jammed in Deathloop? You physically won’t be able to until the animation’s played out, as developer Arkane plans to use the next-gen console’s controller to its full extent. Speaking on the PlayStation Blog, game director Dinga Bakaba explained how the French outfit is using Sony’s new pad to up the immersion in its upcoming first-person shooter.
“Deathloop being a first-person shooter, we do a lot of things to make weapons feel differently from one another,” he teased. “One I like is blocking the triggers when your weapon jams, to give to the player an immediate feedback even before the animation plays out, which prompts the player in a physical way that they have to unjam their gun.”
We hope there’ll be no broken controllers as players desperately wrestle with their device, but this sounds like a genuinely awesome way of invoking additional feedback during gameplay. As we’ve been saying for a while now, we can’t wait to test these features out for ourselves, but coronavirus means that we’re probably going to have to wait.