subordinate DualSense Controller (affiliate link) The PlayStation matches the currently dominant design of consoles, at least in terms of the number of controls. The model comes with analog sticks and four buttons or shoulder triggers, but without the paddles. They can be modified with the help of Besavior, although the Kickstarter campaign currently only offers controllers from the manufacturer that have already been outfitted accordingly.
The attachment mounts to the DualSense and then provides four mechanical paddles. These other functions or macros can be assigned, which means that certain inputs can be made more comfortable or certain command sequences made possible in the first place.
The manufacturer emphasizes the particularly wide configurability of its solution, so embedded Linux is used, where the Bluetooth 5.0 and USB interfaces are said to be open source. The USB 5.0 dongle should also allow use on PC and other consoles.
The function must allow other input devices to be connected to the Besavior via USB. In particular, this should also allow the use of other consoles such as those from the PlayStation 4 or Xbox, and incompatible battle sticks or steering wheels can also be used in reality.
An OLED display is installed, which makes it easy to identify the functions used. Besavior is currently being funded as part of a Kickstarter campaign, and backers have promised a model with a contribution of around €106 – that is, the console has already been modified. A DIY kit will also be offered.
Since this is the first crowdfunding campaign by an unknown developer and for a completely unambitious purpose, there is a significant financial risk involved.
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