Yes, Alan Wake 2 Will Make Proper Use of PS5's Pad 1
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Sony’s innovative DualSense controller can be a game-changer when put in the right hands, but it’s usually down to first-party developers like Insomniac and Guerrilla to get the most out of it. Fortunately, Finnish studio Remedy is not skimping on support, and has promised that its upcoming Alan Wake 2 will take full advantage of the peripheral – on both PS5 and PC.

Writing on Twitter, communications director Thomas Puha explained that fans can expect to feel the “patter” of rain through the pad, while each weapon will have different trigger resistances. He added that you “can turn this stuff off if you want”, but generally we find the haptic feedback to be additive when it’s used correctly.

It’s good to hear that Remedy is taking full advantage of the PS5 pad’s features, because generally we’ve found third-party support to be very hit and miss of late. Playing exclusives like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 serves as a reminder of how effective the haptic feedback can be, so hopefully Alan Wake 2 benefits in a similar way.