Psychonauts 2 PS5 release: performance, DualSense support, and more

Psychonauts 2's PS5 release is a complicated one thanks to Microsoft's acquisition of the developer.

Raz can be seen in his work outfit.

Psychonauts 2 is almost here and PlayStation players are keen to know what is going on with the game’s PS5 release, given that this Microsoft studio game is a guaranteed Xbox Series X|S game. Double Fine has clearly wasted no resources in making sure this game runs in 4K, but is Psychonauts 2 actually coming to PS5?Well, that’s a fairly complicated question.

If you’re looking forward to continuing Raz’s journey as part of the international psychic espionage organization and teaming up with a cast of quirky returning characters, read on.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Psychonauts 2 PS5 release, including whether it’s coming to the platform, the details about Double Fine’s Microsoft partnership, and whether you’ll have to play the PS4 version instead of the native version for Sony’s new console.

Let’s get into all the details about Psychonauts 2’s PS5 release.

Is Psychonauts 2 On PS5?

Psychonauts 2 is not getting a native PS5 release of the game. However, it will be playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility with the PS4 version.

Double Fine hasn’t said why the game isn’t coming to PS5, but it could be a combination of Xbox’s Smart Delivery upgrade system and the fact that Microsoft wants to use Psychonauts 2 to show off the power of the Xbox Series X, compared to the PS5. By keeping Psychonauts 2 off the PS5, Microsoft can tout the higher performance the game will offer on their console.

Therefore, it is highly unlikely that we will ever see a native PS5 version of Psychonauts 2.

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How Does Psychonauts 2 Perform On PS5?

As mentioned above, Psychonauts 2 on PS5 will run the PS4 version via backwards compatibility. This means that it is somewhat limited in terms of performance.

The game will offer a 1440p resolution running at 60 frames-per-second on PS5, with no performance options. This is notably lower than the the 4K resolution offered on Xbox Series X and the 120 fps modes available.

Does Psychonauts 2 Have DualSense Support?

Psychonauts 2 does not have any special DualSense support. If you do play the game on PS5 though, you will have some enhanced rumble features thanks to the DualSense controller’s better technology.

That covers all we know about the Psychonauts 2 PS5 release and all the limitations players can expect when trying to play the game on Sony’s new console.