As if it wasn’t enough of a surprise that Sony created an official driver for the DualSense on Linux a few years ago, they’ve now upped their game and have added initial support for their upcoming DualSense Edge – basically Sony’s answer to the Xbox Elite gamepad. The funny thing is the controller won’t even be on shelves until early next year. But by sending the patch in this early, hopefully it will be merged into the Linux kernel by the time you get your hands on one.
Most of you who read the headlines are probably aware of the fact that as of yesterday, you no longer need to own a PS5 in order to update the firmware on your DualSense gamepad. It’s now possible to upgrade the FW on your Windows PC. But I’ve noticed that, even though some have claimed to get the FW updater to work on Linux via Wine, I didn’t have such luck myself.
Steve from TronicsFix released a video less than two weeks ago where he tore down three new DualSense controllers from Sony. The newer models – the pink, purple, and light blue – seemed to have a slightly different motherboard layout. But what he found out as he was taking it apart was the analog sticks could potentially be upgraded. The potentiometer is the same color all around – before, there was one side where the color was different.