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DualShock instead of DualSense: PlayStation 5 will support PS4 controller – for PS4 games

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In a blog post, Sony revelead that the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 wireless controller can also be used on the PlayStation 5 – but only for PS4 games.

According to Sony, the DualShock 4 controller and the officially licensed PlayStation gamepad controllers can be used for supported PS4 games on the PlayStation 5, but not for new PlayStation 5 games. They require the new controllers because Sony wants the new features of the PS5’s new DualSense wireless controller to be used.

Steering wheels and flight sticks will work with PS5 games

Sony also takes a closer look at the compatibility of other peripheral devices. For example, special peripheral devices such as officially licensed steering wheels, arcade sticks and flight sticks should be compatible with new PlayStation 5 games as well as supported PS4 games and continue to be used without restrictions. The platinum and gold edition wireless headsets as well as third-party headsets that are connected via a USB or audio connection can still be used on the PlayStation 5, but not the headset companion app.

Sony generally points out that the compatibility only applies to officially licensed peripheral devices and that in case of doubt the user should contact the manufacturer directly to determine whether the accessory will be compatible with the PlayStation 5.

PS-VR accessories and camera will be compatible with PS5

Both the PS Move motion controller and the PlayStation VR target controller are compatible with supported PS VR games on the PS5. The PlayStation Camera for PS4 is also compatible with the PS5. This can also be used to play 5 PS VR games on the PlayStation. However, a camera adapter is required for this, which should be made available to PS-VR users at no additional cost.

Sony does not yet give details of this and when it will be sent to users, but refers to further information at a later date. It is therefore still unclear whether the PlayStation Camera can already be used to start the PlayStation 5.

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