Horizon Forbidden West PS5 quietly boasts gyro aiming with the DualSense controller

Shooting a plasma bow in Horizon Forbidden West against a giant turtle robot
(Image credit: Guerrilla Games)

Horizon Forbidden West actually features gyro aiming for Aloy's bow thanks to the PS5 DualSense controller.

In a recent tweet, Tiwtter user hypedomi, who's had early access to the game, revealed and demonstrated the gyro aiming capabilities for Aloy's bow in Horizon Forbidden West. You can see the player rotating the controller round as Aloy's aim follows its motions around the screen.

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Note, however, that the player has "exaggerated" their movements with the PS5's controller in the first half of the gameplay clip, for some unknown reason. Skip to the second half of the clip, where Aloy battles an enemy Watcher, to get a better sense of just how responsive the gyro aiming is in Guerrilla's new game.

To activate this gyro aiming with the DualSense controller, you apparently need to head "deep" into the settings menu of Horizon Forbidden West. The tweeter doesn't give any other clues as to where you can expect to find the settings for the aiming, but if we had to venture a guess, it's probably in an option relating to gameplay or accessibility.

Horizon Forbidden West launches tomorrow on February 18 for both PS4 and PS5 consoles. The sequel to 2017's Horizon Zero Dawn takes Aloy on an entirely new adventure to a brand new part of a ruined America, and for why we called it "nothing short of phenomenal," you can check out our full Horizon Forbidden West review.

Head over to our full upcoming PS5 games guide for a complete look at all the other PlayStation exclusives launching throughout the coming year.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.