PS5 DualSense controller gets full support on Steam: What you need to know

PS5 DualSense Controller
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Since the PS5 was introduced this past November, Steam has slowly but surely been adding support for the DualSense controller. 

Well, the day has finally come where all Steam users can now use the PS5 DualSense controller’s LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro features, including those players who originally opted into Steam’s public beta client to use it. 

Now, thanks to the recent update, compatibility has also made its way to non-beta Steam. 

Many titles already work with the DualSense controller and support games such as Death Stranding, No Man’s Sky, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. 

The folks at Valve also fixed some issues with the Xbox Series X controller, which showed up as two separate controllers when linked. Valve even added a directional swipe mode for use with trackpads and gyro. 

Finally, Valve fixed issues with the client, including a problem with videos from YouTube’s website not starting automatically, and repeated errors with the Windows and macOS voice hotkeys. Now I guess I have to ignore my girlfriend and family by playing all upcoming weekend to discover which controller is my favorite. 

Mark Anthony Ramirez

Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows around the country and made appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network, and Sirius XM Radio. He has written about every topic imaginable, from dating, family, politics, social issues, and tech. He wrote his first tech articles for the now-defunct Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech has grown under the tutelage of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for tearing things down and rebuilding them did not make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. These days, when he is not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops, or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything tech, new jokes, or scripts he dreams of filming.