A new PlayStation 5 update has been released to fix the frustrating problem that prevents the DualSense controller from charging when connected to the next-gen console’s USB port while it is in rest mode, as well as other minor problems.
It was recently reported that PlayStation 5 units were having problems charging its controllers while the unit is in rest mode, something the PlayStation 4 was able to do since day one without encountering any issues.
The problem became so widespread that searches pertaining to the problem consistently gaining traffic on search engine sites, however a lot of disappointed PlayStation 5 owners were not able to find a decent fix. The controller not charging while the system is in rest mode added to the growing lineup of PlayStation 5 release day issues. Luckily, there is now a new update being rolled out that fixes at least a few of them.
The official PlayStation site explains the fixes coming along with Version 20.02-02.26.00 which states:
“An issue that prevented the PS5 wireless controller from being charged while in rest mode when connected to the PS5’s front side USB Type-A port using the USB cable included with some PS5 consoles was resolved.”
Also included under the update was a fix for a problem where installed disc versions of games were deleted which, while not as frequently reported as the controller issue, has proven no less disappointing for early PlayStation 5 owners.
The DualSense was lauded prior to Sony’s next-gen console launch due to its general feel and haptic feedback feature, and the development team already has plans to use the DualSense in other ambitious ways.
However, the console still had a lot of issues with its physical games during launch, yet not as much news has been made about them. With the launch of the digital-only versions of both the Xbox Series S and the PlayStation 5, there have been rumors that both companies are preparing to phase out discs altogether, which means fans who prefer physical discs will see less support for their issues.
Considering PlayStation’s focus on its DualSense controller, it is not shocking that the company is prioritizing getting its performance as fine-tuned as possible. It is peculiar that the console released with this problem in the first place, but it is better late than never.
While disc-based gamin has been on a steady decline for years now, it is still how a considerable amount of gamers play. The various problems the PlayStation 5 is facing with discs so far is certainly concerning, and hopefully, the others will get resolved in the near future.