Steam just added official support for the PS5's DualSense gamepad

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In brief: Sony's next-generation PlayStation 5 console has finally arrived, alongside its innovative "DualSense" controller, which features enhanced haptic feedback and adaptive triggers that can adjust their tension based on in-game context. While Xbox users will miss out on those new additions, PC players will be able to take advantage of some of them thanks to a new Steam Input API update.

As of the most recent Steam client update, all games sold on Steam that utilize the platform's Input API will have automatic support for the DualSense gamepad; "no developer updates required," according to Valve. The indicator LEDs, trackpad, rumble, and gyro features all work perfectly in supported games, such as No Man's Sk, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Death Stranding.

Valve doesn't mention anything about the DualSense's adaptive triggers, so we assume that the Input API doesn't yet support that technology. If so, we can't complain too much -- the number of games that actually make use of the adaptive triggers is very low at the moment, and it's even lower if you only count titles that are available cross-platform (and not PS5 exclusive).

With that said, we can probably expect that to change in the future, so hopefully, the Steam Input API will support additional DualSense features over time. As a new PS5 owner, I've been impressed by the DualSense's haptics overall, but the triggers are particularly impressive; even if they start to make my fingers ache after a few hours of gameplay (fortunately, their resistance can be turned off or toned down).

Right now, support for the DualSense on Steam is only available to those participating in the platform's Client Beta. If you aren't taking part in the Beta yet, you can find out how to do so right here -- it's a very straightforward process, and only requires a few clicks, so don't worry about waiting around for an invite or queue.

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What is the actual percentage of superior hardware users in the Steam database? Id be willing to bet the majority is on inferior hardware vs the ps5.
And what percentage of Playstation owners actually own a PS5? There are over 110 million PS4 consoles out there, while with the severe supply issues they're having I'll be surprised if PS5 have broken 1 or maybe 2 million yet.

Meanwhile, almost 9% of the more than 90 million Steam users were already faster than the PS5 (RTX 2070 or better) in october, the lastest available survey. There are a lot more PCs faster than a PS5 on use than there are PS5s out there.