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Resident Evil 3 Player Finds Use of DualSense LED Colors

YouTube creator DreamcastGuy finds new use of DualSense controller's LED light playing Resident Evil 3 Remake.

One of the most notable new features of next-generation Sony consoles are haptic feedback of DualSense controller. However, PlayStation 5 players are largely ignoring aspects of its LED light bar next to touchpad and color-changing.

An interesting new detail of DualSense controller's LED light has been revealed by a player on PS5 playing 2020 survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake, showing how it changes color to indicate health of protagonist Jill Valentine.

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Resident Evil 3 Player Finds Use of DualSense LED Colors


These days, developer/publisher Capcom is working on upcoming Resident Evil: Village for next-gen and many are trying to get busy with their acclaimed modern-day remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 on PS5 and Xbox Series X hardware.

Having a near-empty launch lineup, YouTube content creator DreamcastGuy decided to pick up Resident Evil 3 and made a sweet discovery of PS5's DualSense controller showing off constant state of player health in varying LED colors.


DreamcastGuy shows in a latest Tweet how DualSense light bar changes playing RE3 at any given time.



He shared images of controller LED going green from full health to yellow when she is injured and goes red when she has nothing left. Taking on healing items or using a First Aid Sprays will restore full health while turning green again.

There is already a similar function in DualShock 4 controllers that PlayStation 4 owners may know of, which would emit exact colors on a front-facing light bar to signify Jill's health but was facing the other way for anyone to see it.


Although playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S through backwards compatibility, Capcom should release a next-gen version for Resident Evil 3. Last month, a cloud version of RE3 has also been leaked for Nintendo Switch via datamining.

Given how a player discovered a reactive feature of DualSense through Resident Evil 3 Remake, a game that was actually designed for PS4 shows how impressive Sony's next-gen controller is and has many untapped potential to explore.

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