PC users no longer need PS5 to upgrade DualSense controller

PlayStation has released an app that allows users who own Windows 10 or 11 computers to update the DualSense controller. Previously, owners of the controller required a PS5 console to receive firmware updates.

The new app, aptly titled Firmware Updater for DualSense Wireless Controller, is available now on the PlayStation website. If you install the app on your computer, you can install the latest firmware update for the DualSense controller by connecting the device with a USB cable.

PlayStation’s release of a firmware app for PC comes as no surprise. Aside from the fact that DualSense has been compatible with PC since its release in 2020, Sony has slowly moved towards bringing more of its first-party IPs to PC, starting with Horizon Zero Dawn in August 2020.

Since then, PC ports of Days Gone and God of War have been released in 2021 and 2022, respectively. While Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, a compilation of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, is slated for release later this year. Additionally, in July, Sony acquired Nixxes, a studio specializing in porting games to the PC.

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