Controller:DualSense

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DualSense
DualSense cover
XInput support
Predecessor
DualShock 4
DualSense on Wikipedia

Key points

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.

General information

DualSense wireless controller | The innovative new controller for PS5 | PlayStation

Use with PC platforms[edit]

Windows[edit]

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.

reWASD[edit]

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.

XInput wrapping[edit]

Acting as native DirectInput controller, it's possible to use any of the generic wrappers. See the controller article for those.

Steam[edit]

Steam Input[edit]

Has rumble, trackpad and gyro support. Can also be used over bluetooth.[1]
Doesn't support the adaptive triggers.

Steam Link compatibility[edit]

Wired or wireless works.[2] 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[edit]

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[edit]

There is no PC game which supports adaptive triggers and haptic feedback yet.
DualSenseSupport software is demonstrating how DualSense haptics are working on PC.

Light bar[edit]

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.

Games with DualSense button prompts[edit]

Please note, that this is only list for games that offer DualSense/DualShock button prompts.

... further results

References

  1. Steam Client Update Released - last accessed on December 8, 2020
  2. Steam Link Build 789