New PS5 games are launching on the PlayStation platform this week, and one is free to download and play.

And unlike with PS Plus, the good news is that there is no time limit on when you can add it to your digital library.

This latest addition to the PS5 back catalogue is an existing PlayStation 4 game that has been given a next-gen upgrade.

There are already a few that can be downloaded for free, including Fortnite Battle Royale and Warframe.

And now gamers can enjoy something a little different with the official release of Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2.

This latest addition to the next-gen lineup has been available for some time on the PSN, but was only given the PS5 treatment in January.

And while there will be plenty of fans ready to enjoy the improved load times and performance boost, there are a few other things to know about.

This Mech shooter also comes with some notable features to try out with the PlayStation 5 controller.

As announced by Bandai Namco earlier this month, the Gundam Battle experience on PS5 comes with DualSense controller upgrades, which are meant to make it feel more in-depth.

This includes the Adaptive triggers reproducing resistance and pressure, as well as providing weapon fire via the DualSense controller’s audio.

Gundam on PS5 also enjoys Haptic feedback, which indicates projectile impact on your nice shiny robot.

These options can be tuned in the game options, meaning you can drop whichever ones don’t work for you.

A message from the Gundam team explains: “One improvement is modifications to the Haptic Feedback’s vibration patterns for different weapons. You’ll have a unique feedback experience whether you are using a machine gun or beam rifle. This new tactile experience is based on the sound file for each weapon to provide both the audio and haptic feedback, while the weapon fire and weapon switch audio will output from the DualSense controller’s built-in speaker, making your experience as immersive as possible.

“The team has taken special care on the adaptive triggers to provide as realistic an experience as possible.

“When using L2 or R2 for attack, pilots will notice a resistance to simulate the pulling of an actual trigger. For example, with the bazooka, the resistance will cause the trigger to catch at the input position just before the bullet is fired, and as you continue to pull the trigger, the bullet will fire and release the tension.

“In addition, pilots can experience a knockback impact for certain weapons. With the beam rifle, a player will experience small vibrations during charging, while with a machine gun or other rapid-fire armaments, vibrations will occur for each fire.”

The launch of Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 on PS5 also coincides with the launch of a new military base map.

Described as a large and open flatland with medium to large buildings, Pilot will need to be prepared for long-range combat.

The team recommends trying the triangular roofed warehouses but these come with the risk of being overrun by raid units.

Another notable upgrade with the launch of the PS5 version is that Gundam will now feature Englight audio, meaning you can chat with Neidhardt, Tenda or Katarina in Base Camp to hear their new voices.

Save transfers are also available between PS4 and PS5 consoles, as long as you are using the same PSN account.


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