Valve has formally introduced that the PS5’s DualSense controller is now supported in Steam. Video games utilizing the Steam Enter API can now acknowledge the controller and show the right button prompts. They’ll additionally have the ability to entry the DualSense’s LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro options, although there’s no point out of assist for its adaptive triggers. The performance is at present accessible in Steam’s public beta shopper, with plans for a full launch “after additional testing.”
Steam has been progressively rolling out assist for the DualSense over the previous couple of weeks. It began by including assist for the controller itself, earlier than including and refining compatibility with superior options like its trackpad, rumble, and gyro. Notably absent from Valve’s official announcement is any point out of the DualSense’s adaptive triggers, which permit it to supply a variable quantity of set off resistance with some actually glorious outcomes.
Due to the replace, video games that use the Steam Enter API ought to now work with the PS5 controller with no work required from particular person sport builders. The DualSense is amongst over 200 controllers which might be supported by the API, which additionally contains race wheels and dance pads along with extra conventional controllers just like the Nintendo Change Professional Controller and the PS4’s DualShock 4.
Based on Valve, the quantity of gamers who use controllers to play PC video games reasonably than a mouse and keyboard has greater than doubled up to now two years, with greater will increase coming from these utilizing PlayStation controllers.
For now, if you wish to check out the performance for your self, you’ll should choose into the Steam shopper beta. The controller could be related through Bluetooth or with a USB-C cable.