Sony takes pity on PC gamers with DualSense controllers

Sony finally has mercy on those who bought a DualSense controller to play PC games.

Although the PlayStation 5 was released in November 2020, it is still in short supply. In theory, this isn’t a problem for PC gamers buying a DualSense controller, except Sony wouldn’t let them update controller firmware without a PS5. So far.

The imaginatively titled “Firmware updater for DualSense wireless controller” app is now available for Windows 11 and 64-bit versions of Windows 10. (People using the 32-bit version seem out of luck.) The app can be downloaded from the PlayStation website(Opens in a new window).

Sony notes that PC gamers will not automatically be notified of new firmware updates; they have to launch the app to see if a new version is available. The company also says that only one DualSense controller can be updated at a time using the Windows app.

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Will this give comfort to people who have been looking to buy a PS5 for almost a year and a half? Probably not. But at least now DualSense owners who don’t have the next-gen console on hand won’t be stuck using outdated firmware just because they’re using the controller with a PC.

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