A new system update for the PS5 has been released, adding support for the console’s cool wireless DualSense Edge controllers.
Sony announced earlier today that PS5 update 22.02-06.50.00 is coming out. “The DualSense Edge wireless controller is now supported,” along with the usual “this system software update enhances system performance” remark.
The DualSense Edge is a major improvement over the old DualSense controller. The premise behind the Dual Sense Edge, announced last year, is improved customizability. The controller’s stick modules, back buttons, remappable buttons, and customizable triggers are all upgradeable. If you’re playing most single-player games, you probably don’t need to worry about the sales; the targeted demography is competitive gamers.
All of this new technology costs something in more than one way. The DualSense Edge costs $200, almost three times as much as the basic DualSense. It also has a shorter battery life than the basic DualSense. Because it has “many more features,” Sony says it takes “moderately less time” to use. Therefore you might not want to use it for a long JRPG session.
It would appear that Sony is doing everything it can to get ready for the launch of its new accessory. With today’s upgrade, the DualSense Edge will have full support before its January 26 release date.
Support for 1440p Video Output With The DualSense Edge
The 22.02-06.00.00 update for the PS5 adds the ability to export video at 1440p through HDMI. It gives gamers a new visual option on TVs and computers that can handle the higher resolution. If the game you’re playing can render in 1440p, you can see 1440p output on your screen. Or, if you’re playing a game with a native resolution higher than 1440p, like 4K, you may get better anti-aliasing by downsampling to 1440p. Select “Test 1440p Output” under “Screen and Video” in the system settings to see if your HDMI device is compatible.