Sony ends up with one of the most cumbersome PS5 processes, which one?

Since the consoles are connected to the Internet, we have had to get used to processes that did not exist in other generations that arrived in stores and worked as is from the first to the last day. Or do you remember that it was necessary to install updates on an NES, a Game Boy, a Mega Drive or a Super Nintendo? The hardware remained intact, unlike PS5, Xbox Series X | S or Nintendo Switch.

Goodbye cables… finally!

Sony ends up with one of the most cumbersome PS5 processes

But if updating a console has already become a habit that we have to practice several times a year, it is already a shame that this resource has also been extended to the official controls that come with the consoles. And the DualSense, due to its characteristics (you know, that haptic vibration), is a candidate for updates every so often that, until now, could only be done in one way.

Sony, despite being devices with wireless connectivity, had opted for a more reliable (a priori) system for updating that firmware , such as the connection to the console via the USB-C cable. When a new alert arrived, it forced us to plug it in and wait for the data transfer to finish before finishing the installation. Well, that is going to end and it will no longer be necessary to put and remove the little cable.

It will be the users who are part of the PS5 firmware beta testing channel, and only in some countries, who can test this new functionality that allows the console to update the DualSense without having to have it plugged in with the cable, so The entire process is carried out wirelessly and it will be much more comfortable than before.

We’ll still have to wait

As we tell you, this function is part of that beta version that has reached the test channel, so at the moment it is not operational for everyone who owns a PS5 and it remains to be seen that it will still take a few weeks to arrive. As Sony states on its official page, it will be possible to “update the device software of the DualSense wireless controller with a wireless connection. If you have trouble updating the device software wirelessly, connect the controller to the PS5 console via the USB cable to update it. You will be able to update it wirelessly in the next update.”

We imagine that to protect the integrity of the gamepad, the console will check the battery level it has and will mark a minimum percentage from which trying to complete the update can be dangerous since, in the event of the battery running out, leaving a process of this type halfway can be synonymous with turning this peripheral into an unrecoverable brick. But as usually happens in these cases, we are convinced that much more lucid minds than ours , and more prepared, have already noticed all the options that can open up when you take the step of allowing a wireless update. Don’t you think?