PlayStation 5 will support PS4 controllers, but only for playing PS4 games

By | August 3, 2020
PlayStation 5 will support PS4 controllers, but only for playing PS4 games

PlayStation 5 will help PS4 controllers, however just for enjoying PS4 video games

Sony is confirming right now that its present PS4 controller won’t work with PS5 video games. “We imagine that PS5 video games ought to benefit from the brand new capabilities and options we’re bringing to the platform, together with the options of DualSense wi-fi controller,” says Sony in an announcement confirming the corporate’s plans.

Sony says that present DualShock four controllers and formally licensed third-party PS4 controllers “will work with supported PS4 video games.” Sony doesn’t checklist its supported video games, however the firm does verify that formally licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks will work with PS5 video games and supported PS4 video games. Sony’s present PS Transfer Movement Controllers and the PlayStation VR Purpose Controller can even work with supported PS VR video games on the PS5.

This transfer does imply that PS5 house owners might want to purchase extra controllers to play PS5 video games, very like how PS3 controllers didn’t work on the PS4. Whereas Microsoft’s Xbox 360 controllers didn’t work on the Xbox One, the corporate has dedicated to supporting Xbox One controllers on the upcoming Xbox Sequence X console.

Microsoft has made solely minor adjustments to its Xbox Sequence X controller, permitting the corporate extra freedom for present {hardware} to work with future video games. Sony, then again, has designed its PS5 DualSense controller round adaptive triggers, an built-in microphone, and new haptic suggestions expertise. Even the PS5 sport that’s bundled with the console, Astro’s Playroom, appears like a showcase for DualSense’s new options.

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