PS3 Firmware v1.94 Adds DualShock3 Support

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The newest PlayStation 3 system software update to version 1.94 adds firmware-level support for the upcoming rumble-enabled DualShock3 controller. Though the update is not yet available for download, it's bundled with Insomniac's Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, the first retail game with built-in support for the DualShock3.

By pressing the middle PS button on a PS3 controller, the DualShock3's rumble can be toggled on or off from the Controller Setting menu in-game. Listed as the "vibration function," rumble will obviously only be felt with DualShock3 controllers and not the rumble-less Sixaxis.

Sony plans to release the DualShock3 in Japan this November, with the peripheral coming to the U.S. and Europe this spring. Until then, check out the Shack's list of game's that will feature or be updated to feature DualShock3 rumble support.

Speaking of Ratchet & Clank Future, prospective owners should be sure to check out the minor and easily resolved bug that prevents some from installing the game.

From The Chatty
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    October 23, 2007 11:08 AM

    Lack of rumble was my biggest beef with the PS3, good they're finally adding it.

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      October 23, 2007 11:17 AM

      How does it take till spring to make controllers is what I don't get.

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        October 23, 2007 11:45 PM

        My guess is that they want to move their existing stock during xmas.

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      October 23, 2007 11:18 AM

      sucks for everyone who already purchased a ps3 and will need to waste another $40-50 on a new controller.

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        October 23, 2007 11:24 AM

        They're not bundling it with any consoles in Japan, where the controller will soon be available. I hope that changes over time.

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        October 23, 2007 5:59 PM

        This is why I only bought 2 controllers. I eventually planned to get 4 anyway. But yeah, sucks for people who didnt.

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      October 24, 2007 8:52 AM

      that's awesome