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Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition First to Support DualSense Controller on PC

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect current DualSense support of both the Steam and Epic Game Store versions of the game, and to explain how to check if your game has been updated to the latest version, which is required for full DualSense support.

Not only is Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition a visual showcase for ray tracing and PC gaming, but it's also is the first PC game to fully utilize the PlayStation DualSense controller, taking advantage of the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

This was first reported by Twitter user Donny, who posted a video that showcased the DualSense controller with adaptive trigger and haptic feedback in action. It's impressive to see the DualSense fully supported, even if it's not directly via PlayStation.

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 To check this out for yourself, you'll need a copy of Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition for PC from Steam, Epic Game Store, or GOG. Once you’ve downloaded the game, verify the hotfix has been downloaded as well.  This requires a ray tracing-capable GPU, ideally one of the best graphics cards, or you won't be able to play the game. Once you have that out of the way, you'll need a DualSense controller (you already have one, right?), and it will need to be connected to the PC via a USB-C cable to get the full experience.  

 Originally it was stated that the DualSense was only working in the Steam version of Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition and that was incorrect. I’m not sure what happened but previously the DualSense controller was not showing up in the Epic Game Store. However, as of now, it is and I have confirmed that the DualSense controller does in fact use the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. We can’t say if it was due to forcing EGS to verify the files or what. However, the DualSense is working with the Epic Game Store version. To verify that your version has updated, head over to the installation folder, right-click on the Metro Exodus executable and check the “Details” tab. It should show file version 2.0.1.1. If not, you’ll have to force an update in the Epic Games Store.  

I've been covering the DualSense and PC gaming for a while now, and seeing this being implemented has been exciting. Sony itself is still not supporting the DualSense controller on PC/Windows yet, which is expected. It took PlayStation six years before it supported the DualShock 4 for Windows. 

As for when Sony will officially support the DualSense controller for the PC, I don't think this will six years as it did with the DualShock 4. After all, PlayStation's Jim Ryan said that more PlayStation games are heading to the PC. We've already seen Horizon Zero Dawn and, more recently released Days Gone released for the PC, with more games on the way. I can only imagine this would also indicate that DualSense support is also coming.

Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition will also arrive on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in June 2021.

Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He is an IT professional during the day, and a passionate lover of video games and tech after his 9-5 grind. He has a weird affinity for Soulsborne games and plays them non-stop.

  • jkflipflop98
    These guys lost me after all their exclusivity stupidity. They sold out to oculus and made their VR game oculus only, then sold out again to epic.
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  • excalibur1814
    "PlayStation DualSense controller "

    But.... why? WHY?

    Mouse+Keyboard wins all day long, so why on this green earth would you ever, EVER, use a stupid controller to play a fps?


    "you already have one, right? " - No and I never will. I have an Xbox controller and that's about it (for racing games).
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  • keithdmitchell
    Because
    excalibur1814 said:
    "PlayStation DualSense controller "

    But.... why? WHY?

    Mouse+Keyboard wins all day long, so why on this green earth would you ever, EVER, use a stupid controller to play a fps?


    "you already have one, right? " - No and I never will. I have an Xbox controller and that's about it (for racing games).
    Because one of the selling points for PC gaming is you can use whatever controller you want. Don't like the controller, don't use one. Hell, I use KBM and controller for various games. Maybe someone coming from console prefers a controller.

    That's like asking why people are now using gamepads instead of fight sticks for games like Street Fighter. Because they can and they enjoy it.
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  • hotaru251
    keithdmitchell said:
    That's like asking why people are now using gamepads instead of fight sticks for games like Street Fighter. Because they can and they enjoy it.
    any person who is serious about arcade style fighting games will tell you arcade stick > any gamepad.

    even the best gamepad has awful d pads and joysticks on controllers is awful for precision inputs.
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  • keithdmitchell
    hotaru251 said:
    any person who is serious about arcade style fighting games will tell you arcade stick > any gamepad.

    even the best gamepad has awful d pads and joysticks on controllers is awful for precision inputs.
    You tell that to the fighting game pros who compete at the highest levels such as Winter Brawl, Evo and etc, that play on pad.

    I'm talking about Punk, MenaRD, Snake Eyez, Takeuchi, Phenom, Infexious, just to name a few. It comes down to preference, and the character that's being used. Hell, last time I checked, Luffy was using a PS1 controller.

    They even make accessories to enhance gamepads like they do fight sticks.
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  • excalibur1814
    keithdmitchell said:
    Because one of the selling points for PC gaming is you can use whatever controller you want. Don't like the controller, don't use one.

    Ten seconds online and your backside is handed to you.

    Newb: "But why?"
    Pro: "You using a controller?"
    Newb: "Yeah!"
    Pro: "Newb. Use a keyboard and mouse!"
    Newb: "K!"

    You can use whatever you want and we ALL know that. You know EXACTLY what I'm saying. Example: Playing Halo 1-5 with a controller wasn't bad, but it would have been so much better with a K+M.

    P.s. Yeah, I get it, it's your article so WOW if anyone states anything other than what you believe.
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  • keith12
    RTX only game!!! Pffft. Way to rule out a lot of potential buyers.
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  • keithdmitchell
    excalibur1814 said:
    Ten seconds online and your backside is handed to you.

    Newb: "But why?"
    Pro: "You using a controller?"
    Newb: "Yeah!"
    Pro: "Newb. Use a keyboard and mouse!"
    Newb: "K!"

    You can use whatever you want and we ALL know that. You know EXACTLY what I'm saying. Example: Playing Halo 1-5 with a controller wasn't bad, but it would have been so much better with a K+M.

    P.s. Yeah, I get it, it's your article so WOW if anyone states anything other than what you believe.
    It's not just my article. I've been playing PC games with a KBM for over 20 freaking years. But I'm not so ignorant to think that others can't use what they want. If you think that way, that's all you and that's fine. I know plenty of "gaming pros" (I hate that word) that use a gamepad and controller in games dominated by KBM and do exceptionally well. I haven't denied anything you said, but I did back up my comments with facts.

    Part of the gig is being unbiased. I can admit when I'm wrong. And yes, I hate playing an FPS with a gamepad - unless I'm forced to or unless I'm playing a single-player game and on my cough (with my HTPC setup).
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  • drivinfast247
    keith12 said:
    RTX only game!!! Pffft. Way to rule out a lot of potential buyers.
    The standard version supports all GPUs.

    Regarding the use of a gamepad; I enjoy it. I play a few games exclusively on a gamepad. This is my second playthrough and I'll be relaxed sitting in my recliner playing on the 4k oled.
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  • cryoburner
    This would be more interesting if it were a game from a genre that plays better on gamepads. While I do use a gamepad for many titles, an FPS is not something I would play with one, if given a choice. It does imply that other games may support these features in the future though.

    Not that I have a DualSense controller, but either it or some other controller supporting its feature-set might be worth considering eventually if there were a significant number of PC games supporting those special features. Though really, I expect the low availability of the new consoles to also slow the adoption of the DualSense on PCs for some time, and most developers probably won't bother with such features if the vast majority of the gamepads people are using on PC don't support them.
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