Sony and Warner Bros. have released a new trailer for Hogwarts Legacy. Here are the benefits of the PlayStation 5 version highlighted and explained.

The PlayStation Blog also goes into more detail about the benefits, which in some cases also apply to the Xbox Series X version – although this is logically not mentioned on the PlayStation site.

For example, the game runs on current gen consoles in a 4k resolution. One can choose between Fidelity and Performance modes – in other words, between a higher frame rate and more visual details. More information about the modes is not given in the blog post. Furthermore, the SSD drives in the consoles ensure that there are very fast loading times.

There are also several unique features for the game available on PlayStation 5. For example, the Tempest 3D AudioTech ensures that audio details are even more audible and it is clear from which direction they come. Logically, there are also Activity Cards on PlayStation 5. Furthermore, the DualSense controller needs to become “an extension of your magic staff” in the game. The haptic feedback should give the feeling of actually casting spells from the wand. The controller even lights up depending on the training players have chosen.

In Hogwarts Legacy, players control a fifth-year Hogwarts student. They explore the school and the world around it, learn spells, brew magic potions and fly on a broomstick. The game is set around 1800, so characters from the books and movies are few and far between, except for some cameos.

The game will be released sometime later this year on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.