Something we’ve been wondering is whether Sony’s new PlayStation 5 controller, the DualSense, can work out of the box with PCs for fighters and other games that might benefit from its unique directional pad. A new unboxing video by YouTuber Austin Evans has confirmed that this is indeed possible.
During one point in the video, Evans tests the DualSense with a Surface Laptop Go and found that Windows was able to recognize the device with a wired connection. The buttons are clearly registering in the Windows Controller properties menu, which suggests that heightened support should be coming via Steam’s controller settings or portable programs like DS4Windows.
The DualSense also appears to work perfectly with Android devices such as Google’s newly launched Pixel 5, but as Sony had already warned, the PS5 controller does not work with the PlayStation 4. While the DualSense managed to connect to Evans’s PS4 Pro, nothing functioned aside from the microphone.
The video also confirms that the DualSense has a 1,560 mAh battery, which is a welcome increase over the DualShock 4’s pathetic 1,000 mAh.
What’s also really cool is the texture of the DualSense. If you look closely, you’ll find that the controller is actually coated with the PlayStation brand’s face button shapes.
The DualSense controller will be released on October 30, nearly two weeks before the PlayStation 5’s debut on November 12.
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