The version 22.02-06.50.00 update adds support for the upcoming DualSense Edge wireless controller.
As is often the case with system updates, it also “improves system performance”, though it isn’t made clear what this entails.
The new update is rolling out now – VGC can confirm it’s already available on our PS5 console.
The DualSense Edge is Sony’s new premium PlayStation controller, priced at $199.99 USD / £209.99 / €239.99.
It will launch globally on January 26. In the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg it will only be available through the PlayStation Direct store, after which it will be available at other retailers from February 23.
According to Sony: “the DualSense Edge wireless controller features a host of hardware and software-based personalization options, including button remapping, the ability to fine-tune stick sensitivity and triggers, options to swap between multiple control profiles, and a unique on-controller user interface.
“You can make the DualSense Edge wireless controller uniquely yours with the included three changeable sets of stick caps and two changeable sets of back buttons.
“Everything will come bundled in the included carrying case, and you can even charge the controller via USB connection while it’s stored in the case to make sure you’re always ready for your next play session.”
Sony has confirmed that the DualSense Edge controller has less battery life than the original DualSense controller.
The last major PS5 software update was version 22.02-06.00.00, which rolled out in September 2022 and added 1440p support, folders and new social features.