3D-printed DualSense accessory lets you play PS5 with one hand

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 10, 2022
Updated 2022/01/10 at 7:11 PM

Some gamers found it difficult to use the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller, in part due to your size and weight. While Sony hasn’t released an official counterpart to Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller, some people are trying to make it easier for other people to play PS5 games.

YouTuber Akaki Kuumeri designed an adapter that allows gamers to use the DualSense with one hand. 3D printed attachment fits left thumb. When placed on a surface (or thigh), physically moving the entire controller will move the thumb. The L1 and L2 buttons are replicated on the right side of the controller.

There is an optional second accessory that also provides D-pad inputs. So, except for the Share button, players will be able to use the entire controller with one hand.

Since the DualSense is symmetrical, Kuumeri says the accessories can be inverted to fit the other side of the controller. You just need to mirror the components before printing them.

Kuumeri sent the adapter to a contest for one-hand controller projects. You may download the files and print attachments for personal use.

The adapter can also be useful for gamers who normally have no problems using DualSense with both hands. In a video, Kuumeri demonstrates the ability to play Take two, a co-op-only, solo game using attachments on two controllers. The attachment can also give players a way to grab a snack or enjoy a drink without having to hit the pause button.

Kuumeri’s design will not mitigate accessibility issues for all players. Some may get tired of physically moving the controller or may not have the dexterity to access all four shoulder buttons with one hand. Still, the attachment could give a lot more people the chance to play games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Devolution – as long as they have access to a 3D printer and can secure a PS5.

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