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DualSense Controller Supports Software Updates, PlayStation Website Suggests

The PS5’s DualSense controller is apparently being improved with software updates. A corresponding note can be found on the official product page of the input device.

The PS5 comes with a controller that offers significantly more functions than the DualShock 4. These include haptic feedback and adaptive trigger buttons. These are controlled by software that apparently also works inside the DualSense.

And this software has to be updated from time to time, as Sony emphasizes on the official website. The fine print says: “Always update your PS5 system software and the wireless controller device software to the latest version.”

With the software updates for the DualSense, some problems could be fixed later or the functions could be fine-tuned. No further details on the updates can be found on the product page that has been released today.

As mentioned, the DualSense has two special functions that go far beyond the possibilities of the DualShock 4 and should be useful for immersion. These include:

Haptic feedback: Feel physically responsive feedback to your in-game actions with dual actuators which replace traditional rumble motors. In your hands, these dynamic vibrations can simulate the feeling of everything from environments to the recoil of different weapons.
Adaptive trigger buttons: Experience varying levels of force and tension as you interact with your in-game gear and environments. From pulling back an increasingly tight bowstring to hitting the brakes on a speeding car, feel physically connected to your on-screen actions.

Other features of the DualSense include the built-in microphone, the headset connection and the create button, which is used to replace the share button. But familiar functions of the DualShock 4 are also included. The built-in battery, the integrated loudspeaker and the motion sensor can be mentioned.

The charging station, on which two PS5 controllers can be placed, can also be ordered. According to Sony, the input devices load on it as well as if you would connect them directly to the PS5.

PS5 will release at the end of this year.