Dirt 5 on PlayStation 5 might convince you to get a DualSense controller for PC

Written by Neil Soutter on Sun, Nov 8, 2020 1:00 PM
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Controllers, they’re not exactly the most popular peripheral on PC as many players will bang on about the superior accuracy you get with a mouse and keyboard. But not all games are action shooters; driving games for instance feel much better on a gamepad controller than a typical mouse and keyboard setup (and of course a proper steering wheel peripheral but that’s much more niche and expensive).

It’s interesting then that one of the leading factors between purchasing either an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 may come down to the controller, as Sony’s ever-prevalent obsession with gimmicks is kind of paying off with the DualSense controller: a brand new way to further enhance your immersion within a game.

In a new trailer for Dirt 5 on the upcoming PS5, David Springate, the Technical Director on Dirt 5, explains how the DualSense’s technology helps to further increase that immersion into the recently released arcade racing game. Have a look for yourself:

It’s quite cool hearing the DualSense’s special features in action in games that have not been reported on yet. I heard too many times that pulling a bow would enable the adaptive triggers, adding some tension to the pull of a trigger. But never have I heard what that same technology would be like in a racer.

Maybe we should visit an Up For Debate on which controller you’ll be getting next for your PC… the new Xbox Series X controller? Or PlayStation 5’s?

So what do you think? Are you interested in the DualSense controller? Would you be willing to pick one up for your PC? Have you already tried it out? Let us know!

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01:28 Nov-09-2020

Well I already have an Xbox one controller for my PC, so I definitely wouldn't be interested in adding a Series X controller as it isn't different enough..... but if the dualsense features are implemented in enough PC games, it might convince me to buy one, depending on the price.
Edit: Around $70, yeah I think I would have no issue paying that if it ends up being used in enough PC games.

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23:58 Nov-08-2020

I seriously want to get the DualSense controller for everything it offer, but I don't think every feature that it gives to the PS5 will be available to PC. Which bums me out

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22:48 Nov-08-2020

I seriously thought about ordering one recently but I haven't seen any confirmation they will work on PC or be supported in games. I'd love it if they were. I definately think its time for some new PC controller options with so many people using controllers rather than mice.

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21:20 Nov-08-2020

itll be great for sim racing games and alike driving tho

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18:10 Nov-08-2020

Really interested to really feel the controller in action. Quite a lot of reviewers are hyping it up. I'm the type of person who usually has always just turned the vibration off in my controller because I have found it annoying, but still really interested for the PS5's one.

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11:21 Nov-09-2020

There's no motor inside like normal vibrations so I should imagine it feels pretty different(and much more quiet). I've heard it compared to that feedback you can get from some phones when typing etc. But I also don't think it's going to be plug and play with PC either, at least for now

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14:57 Nov-08-2020

I have a Wheel and a few Xbox One controllers. Apart from buying a PS5, which won't be happening, these controllers are unlikely to cross my path anytime soon.

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14:34 Nov-08-2020

Has Steam added the support for PS5 controller? Does anyone know?

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13:12 Nov-08-2020

Xbox One joystick had similar tech for triggers but no dev ever used it (I only know it was used in forza games)

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14:27 Nov-08-2020

It's used in F1 as well, trigger rumble, but it's nothing liek the PS5 controller, it's small vibrating motors, the ps5 one is a whole mechanism it's a lot more advanced.

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