A new PS5 update adds a major new feature to the DualSense controllers. Since launch, Sony has been releasing regular updates to significantly improve the user experience and the console itself. Not only have these updates enabled more options, but they have also transformed the PlayStation experience as a whole. One of the biggest changes came in a new update that allows players to join Discord channels through their PlayStation and make calls, just like on Xbox. This is huge for people who have friends on other platforms, including Xbox, and want to be able to party. Since we are in an era of cross-platform games, it’s a big win to have a service where all players can talk to each other privately.
However, this new update also included another pretty substantial feature. If you’ve had a PS5 for a while, you’ve probably been asked to update your DualSense controllers. Also, if you’re anything like me, you probably can’t be prompted to plug a USB into your PS5 and run the update, so you opt to put it off. Eventually the console won’t let you play until you update the controller, but that won’t be a problem anymore. This one new PS5 update includes the ability to wirelessly update your DualSense controllers, which will begin with the next controller update. If for some reason you are unable to update it wirelessly, you can still plug it in via USB for the update to continue.
It shouldn’t feel like a big deal, but everyone likes convenience and this is a major upgrade. No one likes to get up from their comfy spot, crawl on all fours to their console, plug in the controller, wait for the update to finish, then go back to where you were. Since this isn’t an issue on platforms like Xbox, this is a huge win.
What do you think of the new PS5 update? Let me know in the comments or give me a call Twitter @Cade_Onder.