You will be able to use a DualSense controller to play PS5 games on Apple devices after upgrading to the latest version of the PS Remote Play app for iOS. Sony has rolled out the option for iPhones running iOS14.5 and iPads running iPadOS 14.5, giving you the option of using a DualSense instead of an older DualShock controller if you wish. Even if you choose to use the new controller, you won’t get the full remote reading experience.
According to The edge and several PS5 players on Reddit, you will be able to enjoy games with adaptive triggers as they are supposed to be played on an iOS device. The presence of haptics, however, can be quite hit and miss. It seems to support basic haptic comments, but not more advanced haptics for titles like Control. See how tactile feedback can raise gaming experience, its absence might make some games less enjoyable than they would be with functionality. More, The edge says that DualSense’s microphone, headphone jack, and built-in speakers won’t work in remote play either.
Without haptic feedback and proper mic / speaker support, switching from a DualShock to a DualSense for won’t make much of a difference. Still, you at least have the option of using the new controller with your iPhones and iPads, and Sony can always upgrade the app to ensure DualSense features are properly supported in the future.
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