PS5 DualSense Controller Haptics Can be Turned Off

One of the biggest new features Sony is touting for the upcoming PlayStation 5 is the haptic responses on the PS5 DualSense controllers. But Sony cautions that players with injuries in their hands or joints should turn the feature off, which anyone can do through the settings.According to a blurb in the PS5 instruction booklet (first reported by @_Caprica), which IGN can verify, vibrations and trigger effects can be turned off using through the Accessories tab in the Settings option.

Hey so I have a DualSense and thought it important to highlight this bit from the instruction manual.

You can turn off vibration and trigger resistance from the PS5 console.

— Aunt Tifa (@__caprica) October 29, 2020

The PS5 booklet says, “Do not use the vibration or trigger effect features if you have any ailment or injury to the bones, joints, or muscles of your hands or arms.” The instructions continue, “If you have an ailment or an injury, do not play titles with these features using the controller unless you have set those functions to ‘Off’.”

The haptic feedback in the Sony PS5 DualSense controller is described as an immersion feature that goes well beyond rumble features. Common examples Sony previously offered when describing the DualSense include features like simulating the sand on a beach through vibrations or making the trigger buttons tenser to simulate pulling back on a bow. However, players with difficulties in their hands or joints due to injury or disability may not be able to comfortably use those features.

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Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.

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