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PS5 Will Support DualShock 4 Only For PS4 Games; Legacy Peripheral Compatibility Detailed

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PS5 Will Support DualShock 4 Only For PS4 Games; Legacy Peripheral Compatibility Detailed

With the PS5 in the pipeline, many are probably wondering which of their existing PS4 peripherals will actually work with the new console.

With the PS5 in the pipeline, many are probably wondering which of their existing PS4 peripherals will actually work with the new console.

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed just that on the PlayStation Blog.

For instance, our trusty DualShock 4 controllers will have to be replaced by the DualSense for all games besides PS4 titles played via backward compatibility.

Here’s a rough list:

  • Specialty peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games.
  • The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will work on PS5 (the headset companion app is not compatible with PS5).
  • The DualShock 4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work with supported PS4 games.
  • Both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5.

That being said, Sony caution that “not all PlayStation officially licensed or third-party peripherals/accessories may work on PS5.” Sony recommends checking with the manufacturer for compatibility details.

Since Sony believes that PS5 games should take advantage of the DualSense’s features, they won’t support the DualShock 4.

Last, but not least, the PlayStation Camera will work on PS5 on “supported PlayStation VR games.” It’ll require an adapter that will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users. More details on how this will be delivered will be provided at a later time.

In the meanwhile, we’re learning more about third-party PS5 games in a new State of Play this week, but we won’t know how much the console will cost or when we’ll be able to pre-order it.

We do know that it’s coming this Holiday season.

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