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Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition gains full DualSense support before PS5

Dualsense Trigger Closeup
Dualsense Trigger Closeup (Image credit: Jennifer Locke / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition gained full DualSense support in a recent update.
  • It is the first major PC game to support haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
  • The PS5 version of Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition doesn't ship until June 18, meaning PC gamers get the new controller features before anyone else.

In our piece breaking down the improvements in Metro Exodus' PC enhancement, our Jared Eden calls the game a "technical showcase." Now, one of the best PC games has found yet another way to blaze a trail for gaming; it's the first major PC game to fully support the DualSense controller.

Developer 4A rolled out full DualSense support through an update on Friday. You could already use the DualSense controller before this update, but you didn't have access to haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. These features are arguably the best thing about the DualSense controller, so it makes a noticeable improvement to the game.

VGC spotted the feature, and their Andy Robinson showed it off on Twitter. Right now, it appears that the feature only works in wired mode.

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Haptic feedback allows game developers to deliver a tactile experience through games, such as feeling rain pour down on a player. They're more advanced than general rumble motors seen in other controllers. Adaptive triggers adjust how much resistance they have depending on gameplay. For example, firing a machine gun feels like the trigger is pushing back, or pulling back a bow and arrow will adjust to your draw.

The list of PS5 games that support DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers is fairly long, but this is the first time we've seen it from a major title on PC. Our sister site Android Central has a complete piece on why you'll love the PS5's DualSense controller

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • Another reason not to buy a PS5; PlayStation will eventually follow Game Pass and be available day and date across PC, Console and Smart Device; it's only a matter of time.
  • And it's because of this that Microsoft will stop making consoles after this generation (or maybe 1 more gen)