Valve officially announced that DualSense PS5 controller is now supported in Steam. Games using the Steam input API can now identify the controller and display the correct button prompts. In recent weeks, Steam has been gradually rolling out support for DualSense.First, support for the controller itself increased, and then increased and improved the compatibility of its touchpad, tactile feedback, and gyroscope.
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However, for the time being, Steam did not mention its support for adaptive triggers. This feature is currently available in Steam’s public test client and is due for full release after “further testing.”
After the system update, games using the Steam API should now work with PS5 controllers without the need for additional effort from a single games developer. DualSense is one of more than 200 controllers supported by the API. As well as more traditional controllers such as the Nintendo Switch Pro and DualShock 4 PS4 controller, it also includes racing steering wheels and dance mats.
According to Valve data, over the past two years, the number of players using controls instead of mice and keyboards to play PC games has more than doubled, with players using PlayStation controllers more.
Currently, if you want to try this feature yourself, you must choose to go into the Steam client beta. The controller can be connected via Bluetooth or USB-C cable.