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Sony Releases Official PS5 Controller Driver for Linux



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Sony announced a new “hid-play station” Linux kernel driver for bringing up the PlayStation 5 (PS5) DualSense controller and will also be used for supporting other PlayStation hardware on Linux. This has come as a Christmas gift for the gamers.

The new Linux kernel driver supports the DualSense controller both USB and Bluetooth. It also has motion sensors, LED lights, touchpads, light bars, vibration, etc. Unfortunately it doesn’t include support for the Adaptive Triggers and Haptic features.

The PS5 uses a custom AMD 8 core 3.5GHz Zen 2 CPU, a custom RDNA 2 GPU containing 36 sets of CU units, a floating-point computing capability of 10.28 TFLOPs, a 16GB GDDR6 memory, a custom 825GB SSD, and a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. SSD is the key to PS5 performance improvement.

The DualSense wireless PS5 controller offers immersive haptic feedback, dynamic adaptive triggers and a built-in microphone, all integrated into an iconic design.

What is different in the new PS5 controller?

1. Built-in microphone and headset jack 

Chat with friends online using the built-in microphone — or by connecting a headset to the 3.5-mm jack. Easily switch off voice capture at a moment’s notice with the dedicated mute button.

2. Create button

Capture and broadcast your most epic gaming moments with the create button. Building on the success of the pioneering SHARE button, “create” offers players more ways to produce gaming content and broadcast their adventures live to the world.

3. Built-in battery

Charge and play, now via USB Type-C.

4. Integrated speaker

Select games take on an extra dimension with higher-fidelity sound effects bursting from the controller.


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