It was only last week that Valve introduced basic support for Sony’s new PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller, but now, the Steam Input API has been updated so it’s fully compatible with the next-gen peripheral.
What this means is that the controller and all of its special functions (i.e., LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro features) can now be enjoyed in select games such as Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, No Man’s Sky, and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition. The full list of compatible games may be found here, courtesy of PCGamingWiki.
Valve also revealed that controller usage on Steam has doubled over the past two years. Instead of mouse and keyboard, one of the most popular peripherals happens to be PlayStation controllers.
“In controller friendly games, the percentage of players for that game that use a controller can easily be 60% or higher,” Valve wrote. “Some games, such as skateboarding games, have well over 90% of their players using controllers in game.”
“The growth in controller usage has been even higher among players using PlayStation controllers, which has grown in the past two years from 10.9% of controller play sessions to 21.6% of all controller sessions across Steam.”
The PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller is now available for $69.99. Its core features include haptic feedback, dynamic adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone.