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

Some gamers have had difficulty using the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, in part due to his height and weight. While Sony hasn’t released an official equivalent of Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller, some people are trying to make it easier for others to play on PS5.

YouTuber Akaki Kuumeri designed an adapter that allows gamers to use the DualSense with one hand. The 3D printed accessory snaps onto the left lever. When placed on a surface (or on their thigh), the physical movement of the entire controller will move the joystick. The L1 and L2 buttons are replicated on the right side of the controller.

There is a second optional accessory which also offers inputs for the D-pad. So with the exception of the Share button, players could use the entire controller with one hand.

Because the DualSense is symmetrical, Kuumeri says the attachments can be reversed to fit the other side of the controller. You would just need to mirror the components before printing them.

Kuumeri submitted the adapter to a contest for one-handed controller designs. You can download files and print attachments for personal use.

The adapter could also come in handy for gamers who usually don’t have a problem using the DualSense with two hands. In a video, Kuumeri demonstrates his ability to play It takes two, a cooperative-only, single-player game using attachments on two controllers. The accessory could also give players a way to munch on a snack or enjoy a drink without having to press the pause button.

Kuumeri’s design will not alleviate accessibility issues for all gamers. Some may get tired of physically moving the controller or they may not have the dexterity to access the four shoulder buttons with one hand. Still, the attachment could allow many more people to play games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart and Return – as long as they have access to a 3D printer and are actually able to secure a PS5.

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