If you are one of the lucky few who managed to secure a PlayStation 5 that isn’t a concrete block, there’s now a second platform to enjoy playing games on using the included DualSense controller.
Valve has today rolled out support for the PS5 controller to the Steam client, meaning it should be available for all Steam users. That support includes the trackpad, gyro, lightbar, and rumble functionality, although games actually taking advantage of those specific features are few and far between right now. Titles that do include support are Death Stranding, No Man’s Sky, and Horizon: Zero Dawn, and more are sure to appear in the coming months as developers update their games.
Valve first introduced support for the DualSense controller back in November when it appeared in the Steam Client beta. At the time, a few features were missing as Valve’s development team continued to work on the more advanced functionality, including the trackpad, gyro, lightbar, and rumble features mentioned above. With those features now working, everyone can take advantage.
If you are a Steam users, simply load the Steam Client and an update should be triggered. Once complete, DualSense support will be available by default. The new version includes other input improvements, including fixing a bug where the Xbox Series X pad showed up as two separate controllers, as well as adding support for directional swipes for use with trackpads and gyro, improved support for raw input from controllers, and a fix for controller input for games using embedded Chrome.