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- Controllers can be used wired (via USB-C) or wirelessly with Bluetooth.
- The support for supplementary features like the internal speaker, headphone jack, gyroscope, lightbar, adaptive triggers and haptic feedback varies between models, type of connection, and games/software.
- Supported natively in some games (see support in games).
- Capable of making full use of Steam Input due to many overlapping features with the Steam Controller.
- Lacks native XInput support, requiring the use of a XInput wrapper in games that don't support it.
Use with PC platforms
- Connecting the controller should automatically download and install latest drivers for the controller.
- Custom application reWASD lets remap whole controller. Software gives advanced customization options eg. reassigning buttons to keyboard or mouse actions, macros, activate custom modes etc.
- Supports DualSense controller via bluetooth adapter or cable, does not require manual driver installment.
- Microphone and PlayStation buttons can be remapped.
- Allows emulate virtual DS4 controller to play PS4 Remote Play, PS Now or Dualshock 4 compatible games. Including gyro and accelerometer control.
- Allows emulate virtual Xbox 360 controller to play XInput compatible games.
- Adaptive triggers and haptic feedback are not implemented yet.
- Custom configs for DualSense controller can be found in official Community Configs Library maintained by reWASD users.
- Acting as native DirectInput controller, it's possible to use any of the generic wrappers. See the controller article for those.
- Has rumble, trackpad and gyro support. Can also be used over bluetooth.
- Doesn't support the adaptive triggers.
Steam Link compatibility
- Wired or wireless works. Press the PlayStation+Share to power up and be detected by Steam Link. All buttons are mapped correctly.
- Works without any drivers on any operating system that supports Steam.
- Can be used just to send input from a controller to a PC. Go into Streaming options, hit △ and disable video and audio streaming.
- Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.
Support in games
- Games with generic DirectInput support are supported by the controller, however button placements may be out of place and need to be rebound. Refer to game-specific articles for rebinding support.
Adaptive Triggers and Haptic Feedback
- There is no PC game which supports adaptive triggers and haptic feedback yet.
- DualSenseSupport software is demonstrating how DualSense haptics are working on PC.
- Number of games which support light bar is limited and light bar support is still not a PC standard.
- Aurora is a third party, open source solution for handling RGB lighting which is extending list of supported games. List can be found in project's Github page.
- Steam Input configuration is letting to control light bar.
- Please note, that this is only list for games that offer DualSense/DualShock button prompts.
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