Greetings. I’m Beomjun Lee, the leader of The First Descendant project. The long wait is finally over. The First Descendant crossplay open beta will be available to PlayStation players from September 19 to 25.
The First Descendant is a next-generation third-person loot shooter featuring high-quality graphics powered by Unreal Engine 5. As various attractive characters, the Descendants, players will defend humanity from alien invaders. Dynamic combat against invaders can be experienced in stunning visual environments using various skills, weapons and freedom of movement. After last year’s Beta, our development team made sure to improve every aspect of the game, and now you can find those improvements on PlayStation 4 and 5.
Today I would like to introduce you to exclusive features that can only be experienced on PlayStation 5.
4K resolution and supported modes
First, the PlayStation 5 version of The First Descendant supports 4K resolution and offers an in-game Fidelity and Performance mode.
You will enjoy stunning images in 4K resolution through the fidelity mode. With HDR support, you’ll find high-quality graphics of charming and unique characters, various cosmetic items, and colorful worlds in 4K resolution.
Through up to 60 FPS performance mode, which enables smooth gameplay, you will experience splendid and fast combat in The First Descendant. Also, since we will support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), you can play in a stable gaming environment with no limits on frames.
The adaptive trigger is one of the innovations that the DualSense wireless controller brought.
In The First Descendant, each weapon class has a different purpose, and we reflect the characteristics of each weapon in the adaptive triggers. To make each weapon class feel unique, we set different pressure and intensity values for each of our 11 weapon classes, based on their usage.
For example, the adaptive triggers on a light pistol will be lighter than those on a heavy launcher or sniper rifle with harder trigger pulls, each providing a unique experience. Through adaptive triggers, our development team created a much more immersive experience when using weapons.
Haptic feedback is another innovative feature of the DualSense wireless controller.
In addition to vibrations, haptic feedback has been designed to work in conjunction with the controls on your character and the environment. Bringing the game to life, haptic feedback can be found throughout the game, such as the direction in which a boss appears and walks, the direction in which you are attacked when using a weapon, and more.
Also, using the grappling hook, speed key, and dynamic game controls, haptic feedback delivers a much more vivid experience based on your speed and direction.
As everyone knows, fascinating sounds fill the space and perfect the fantastic images. PlayStation 3D audio does a great job of bringing the world to life. It’s hard to explain the tension you feel when you’re met by the sound of a missile passing by a character in 3D Audio during a battle against a powerful giant boss.
Crossplay Open Beta Announcement
During the Crossplay Open Beta, which runs from September 19 to 25, you’ll experience just how much fun The First Descendant can be on PlayStation 5.
The open beta will feature 13 engaging characters, various quests, nine giant boss raids, and enhanced immersive experiences in combat and grappling when using the DualSense wireless controller. In addition, we will have a new prologue and story, a variety of never-before-seen cosmetic items, and a completely revamped character progression system.
Lastly, since we will be sending out rewards to those who sign up and participate in the open beta, we are asking all of you for a lot of participation.