This could mean that the DualSense will soon be officially supported on Steam.
There’s no denying that the PS5’s DualSense is the most advanced console controller the world has ever seen. From its adaptive triggers to its renowned haptic feedback, everyone who’s used the DualSense says it’s simply a step above every other controller on the market. And it may soon be fully functional in Steam.
The Gaming Leaks & Rumors subreddit noted recently The Steam database has been updated with the DualSense firmware manifest earlier this morning. DualSense drivers have been around for Windows PCs since 2020, but this only allows the DualSense to be used as a regular controller and does not use the advanced features of the DualSense. With this manifesto update, Steam developers will soon be able to access and enable these advanced features in Steam games.
This is something PC gamers have been looking to do for quite some time. A modder managed to get the DualSense triggers and haptics working on Cyberpunk 2077, but due to the mess of working without proper firmware information, the mod does not work with all weapons available in the game. Now that the firmware is here, we could see both more mods and more games making full use of the DualSense.
PlayStation recently launched a new app that will allow you to update the DualSense firmware on Windows PCs. The firmware updater is only 10 megabytes and updates the DualSense when connected via USB. This firmware update means PC gamers can update the DualSense without needing to own a PS5, and is just another small step PlayStation has taken in the PC gaming market.
A bigger step will come with Spider-Man Remastered, coming to PC on August 12. The former PlayStation exclusive game joins God of War, Uncharged, and Horizon Zero Dawn in making the leap from console to PC, and it’s a game fans have been asking for. Expect higher frame rates and improved visuals in the remaster, and maybe even some DualSense features.
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