The PlayStation 5 is set for a holiday 2020 release and fans are eager to know more about the console. Sony today confirmed the DualShock 4 which is the wireless controller for the PS4 will not be compatible with PS5 games. Fans will have to port fully to the PlayStation 5 console and corresponding accessories to enjoy what the hardware fully has to offer.
The DualSense controller is said to be Sony’s most advanced controller ever with features such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. With the PS5 having the required system architecture to deliver these features it makes total sense that only the DualSense wireless controller will be compatible.
The PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with virtually all PS4 games and Sony has confirmed the DS4 will work with supported games on the PS5 console. “The DualShock 4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work with supported PS4 games”, confirms Isabelle Tomatis, Peripherals Marketing and Licensing at Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Peripherals such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games. Accessories such as the Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets and third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack will also work with the PlayStation 5. The Headset companion app will not work with the PS5; which means a new app is coming.
For VR games on the PS5, the PS Move Motion Controllers, PlayStation VR Aim Controller and the PlayStation Camera for PS4 will work with supported VR games. The Camera will, however, require a PlayStation Camera adaptor which Sony promises to provide for free at a later date to PS VR users.
There have been rumours Sony will announce a State of Play this August dedicated to the PS5 but Sony has now confirmed it for Thursday, August 6th and there will be no PS5 announcements or PlayStation Studio updates.
Sony promises to share more updates concerning the PS5.