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Sony Confirms You Can't Play PS5 Games with a PS4 Controller

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Aug 25, 2020
Sony has revealed more details on how PlayStation 4 peripherals and accessories will work with PlayStation 5, including that the DualShock 4 will not work with PS5 games. Revealed on PlayStation.Blog, the DualShock 4 will still work with "supported PS4 games" on PS5, but Sony believes PS5 games should "take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/12/ps5-reveal-event-in-5-minutes"] As for other existing PS4 peripherals and accessories, Sony has confirmed the following;
  • 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.
Sony also notes that "not all PlayStation officially licensed or third-party peripherals/accessories may work on PS5," and it recommends those who own such products to check with the manufacturer to confirm whether or not they will. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=confirmed-playstation-5-games&captions=true"] Lastly, PS4's PlayStation Camera will work with PS5 for those playing supported PS VR games, but it will require a PlayStation Camera adapter that "will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users." More details on how to get this adapter will be announced at a later date. For more on PlayStation 5, check out everything we know about the PS5, every confirmed game for Sony's next-gen console, and a side-by-side look of the PS5 DualSense and PS4 DualShock 4. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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