Some players found it difficult to use the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, partly because its size and weight. Although Sony has not announced an official counterpart to Microsoft Xbox customizable controller, some people try to make it easier for others to play PS5 games.
YouTuber Akaki Kuumeri designed an adapter that allows players to use DualSense with one hand. The 3D printed accessory clicks on the left stick. When placed on a surface (or someone’s thigh), physically moving the entire controller will move the stick. Buttons L1 and L2 are replicated on the right side of the controller.
There’s another, optional add-on that also offers D-pad inputs. So, in addition to the Share button, players could use the entire controller with one hand.
Because DualSense is symmetrical, Kuumeri says the connectors can be reversed to fit on the other side of the controller. You just need to copy the components before printing.
The adapter could also prove useful for players who usually have no problem using DualSense with both hands. In the video, Kuumeri demonstrates his ability to play It takes two, plays only for collaboration, solo using attachments on two controllers. The add-on could also allow players to nibble on a bite or enjoy a drink without pressing the pause button.
Kuumeri’s design will not alleviate the accessibility problems of all players. Some may get tired of physically moving the controller or may not have the skill to access all four buttons on the shoulder with one hand. Still, the attachment could afford many more people the opportunity to play games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Return – as long as they have access to a 3D printer and can actually secure a PS5.
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