While the DS4 has technically been supported via “hid-sony” since way back to kernel 3.15, Sony is adding official support to said gamepad by adding backward compatibility to their “hid-playstation” driver, which already has support for the DualSense/DualSense Edge. The patch is confirmed to be merged with the upcoming 6.2 kernel. The patch will add support for: USB/Bluetooth connectivity touchpad battery status vibration accelerometer/gyro LED brightness Thanks to Phoronix, as always, for reporting on this.
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.