Sony Clarifies PS5 Compatibility with DualShock 4, Other Accessories

A new PlayStation Blog post clarifies how the DualShock 4 works with PlayStation 5 and what accessories you can (hopefully) still use.

While we're still waiting to find out how much the PlayStation 5 will cost, Sony released a short guide of sorts outlining what controllers and accessories will work with the PS5 on the PlayStation Blog. 

The DualShock 4 works with the PlayStation 5, but not with PS5 games. That's not really surprising, seeing as the PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility only supports select PS4 games.

Only the DualSense controller will work with PS5 games because Sony believes "PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform."

According to Sony, other "officially licensed" peripherals and specialty items, including steering wheels and the like, will work with "supported PlayStation 4 games" and all PS5 games.

But at the end of the list of compatible peripherals, Sony says that not all officially licensed accessories will work with the PS5 and recommends checking with the manufacturer before purchasing.

TL;DR: if you're buying an accessory or peripheral in the hopes of using it for your PS5, contact the manufacturer first to see if it'll actually work the way you need it to.

Sony is more certain about headsets. "Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets" and other headsets "that connect via USB port or audio jack" will work with the PlayStation 5.

Finally, the PS Move and PSVR Aim controllers will work "with supported PS VR games on PS5."

Stay tuned to GameSkinny to hopefully find out what those supported games will be sometime soon, and for more PlayStation 5 news as it comes our way.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Aug. 3rd 2020

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