During their State of Play this week, Sony provided some more details about the launch of the PlayStation 5. Gamers and fans are curious whether their various PS4 controllers and accessories will work with the new console. So now Sony has provided an answer if the DualShock 4 and other items will work.
The PlayStation 5 will work with a variety of new accessories made for the new console. The PlayStation 5 will come with the PS5 Media Remote, the PULSE 3D Wireless Headset, the PS5 HD Camera, and the DualSense charging stand, all in addition to the new DualSense controller. Prices for the new items have not appeared online, but e-tailer listings have revealed their existence.
Will DualShock 4 work with PS5 games?
The DualShock 4 will work on the PS5, according to Sony, but there’s a catch. Only PS4 games running on the new hardware will support the older controllers, and this is only true for officially licensed accessories. So if you were hoping to use a PS4 controller on the PS5, you’re out of luck. The PS5 will also have some new features in future games and apps that weren’t available on the PS4 or the DualShock 4. That means that PS5 games not supporting it does kind of make sense. It sucks for those not able to afford dropping another $60 a pop for more controllers, but it is what it is.
What accessories will the PS5 support?
There are some accessories other than controllers that will work on PS5 from older hardware. Sony has said that Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party USB headsets, will work on the PS5. Sony also mentions that specialty peripherals such as “officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games.”
Will it support the PlayStation Camera and Move controllers?
The PlayStation Camera PS Move Motion Controllers will be supported. The console will also work with VR games via the PlayStation VR Aim Controller. You will need to get an adapter to make the camera work with the PS5, but there will be a way to get one for free at some point. Sony has said that these details are due later.