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Steam beta update enables gyro support for DualSense controller

Published: 13:20, 19 November 2020
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Steam could add full DualSense support, including haptic feedback
Steam could add full DualSense support, including haptic feedback

In today's beta update, Steam has added full (apart from haptic feedback) support for PlayStation 5 controller DualSense. Steam users can now enjoy most of the features of the new controller.

Sony does not officially support DualSense controller on PC but it looks like Steam users will be able to enjoy most of the features thanks to the several Steam updates that have been rolled out in the last couple of weeks.

Several days ago, Valve confirmed that DualSense support addition is partial with only some features working. Advanced features such as rumble, trackpad, and gyro have not been supported but the latest update, which just released today, adds some of these features. Here's the breakdown:

  • Added additional support for the PS5 DualSense controller including LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro functionality.
  • Added a directional swipe mode for use with trackpads and gyro.

Sony artwork showing DualSense controller for ps5 DualSense

As you can see, this is basically the full support for the controller apart from the haptic feedback, which is yet to be implemented. Hopefully, well see full haptics in the next update. That would certainly make DualSense a go-to controller for PC owners who prefer to play their games that way.

It's also great to see Steam working fast to add DualSense support. That's something that many players will appreciate. 

If Steam adds full support for DualSense in the upcoming update, then it's up to developers to implement the feature for their games on PC. Whether Sony agrees with that, it remains to be seen. 

You can check out the full beta update announcement over at  Steam.

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