DualSense Controllers Can Now Be Updated On PC Without PS5

DualSense Controllers

So far in the next-gen video game console battle, the PlayStation 5 seems to be doing quite well for itself. One particular aspect of the device that gives it an advantage over the Xbox Series X is its DualSense controller. The peripheral boasts unique features that help immerse the player, including haptic feedback and adaptive trigger buttons. Another unintended benefit of the DualSense has been its compatibility with other devices, including the Nintendo Switch. Some have even used them on PC, albeit with some inconvenience as they still required PS5s. Now, Sony has released a new update allowing DualSense controllers to be updated without a PS5.

PlayStation 5 PS5 Digital Edition Dualsense

Sony made the new update for DualSense controllers available on their official PlayStation website. Previously, DualSense owners were only able to have their controllers updated by connecting to a PlayStation 5 console through a USB cable. Now users will be able to apply the updates downloaded through a PC, albeit still through a USB cable and USB port on their PC. Users will need to have a PC that operates on Windows 10 or higher, have 10MB of storage, as well as a resolution of 1024 × 768 or higher. Once the app is downloaded, users will then have to follow the on-screen instructions and plug in their DualSense controller to their PC.

PS5 DualSense

It should be noted that the PC version of the app can only update one controller at a time, so users with multiple DualSense controllers will have to repeat the process for each individual controller. Sony has prepared firmware updates every so often for DualSense controllers that help with their performance and even make previously unavailable features accessible in certain games. Hopefully, PC users make use of this option to make the most out of their DualSense controllers.

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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