For those with a brand new PlayStation 5
, or even those with a DualSense waiting on one, Valve has announced that the DualSense is now supported in Steam Client Beta.As revealed in the Steam Client Beta’s latest patch notes,
initial input support for the PS5 DualSense controller has been added, but “features such as rumble, trackpad, and gyro are not yet supported.”
This means that, while you are able to use the DualSense, official support is not ready for its Haptic Feedback, Adaptive Triggers, or gyro motion control. It is promising that Valve chose to use the words “not yet,” so there is hope that PC developers may one day get the chance to experiment with the DualSense’s unique features for their games.
In our DualSense review, we said “With the DualSense, Sony has both made a more comfortable gamepad for traditional gameplay, and introduced some very exciting features. The haptics and adaptive triggers make an immediately noticeable difference in games that make use of them, and they offer the exciting potential for new and interesting gameplay experiences.”
The DualSense is one of the four things we love about the PlayStation 5, from the way you can feel the tension by swinging from a web in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to the way you can feel the raindrops fall on Astro-bot’s umbrella in your hands in Astro’s Playroom.
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