Sony’s PlayStation 5 is expected to launch sometime in October or November this year. As we head closer to the date, we are coming across some interesting tidbits on the next-generation gaming console. The latest information comes from Sony regarding the PlayStation 5’s compatibility with PlayStation 4 peripherals and accessories.
What stands out on PlayStation’s blog post is that PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controllers will work with the PlayStation 5, but there’s a catch. These controllers, in addition to other PlayStation licensed third-party gamepad controllers, will only work with “supported PlayStation 4 games". In other words, you won’t be able to use DualShock 4 controllers to play the new PlayStation 5 games. Sony clarifies this saying that it wants the next-gen games to “take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller.”
Sony unveiled its DualSense controllers back in April with a futuristic design, and a bunch of new features. These include realistic haptic feedback, adaptive shoulder triggers, a new Create button and more.
Besides DualShock 4, Sony reveals that the officially licensed racing wheels, arcade and flight sticks will work with PlayStation 5 and supported PlayStation 4 games. Additionally, the Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets and other third-party headsets connecting via USB or audio jack are also supported.
Lastly, the PlayStation Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PlayStation VR games on PlayStation 5. Sony further says that the PlayStation Camera too will work with the PS5, and you will be able to play supported PS VR games. It will however require a PlayStation Camera adaptor that will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users.