You Can’t Play PS5 Games With A DualShock 4 Controller
PlayStation has released some details on how peripheral support for the PS5 will be. In general, past peripherals should have no problems connecting to PS5.
This includes support for PS4 racing wheels, arcade sticks, flight sticks, PS Motion controller and PS VR Aim Controller, headsets connected using USB or 3.5mm audio jacks and DualShock 4 controller.
However, the DualShock 4 (or any thrid-party PS4 controller) can only be connected to PS5 to play supported PS4 games. It cannot be used to play PS5 games.
“We believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller,” the statement reads on PlayStation Blog.
The PlayStation Camera for PS4 can also be connected to PS5, but it will require an adapter that “will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users”. More details on this will come later.
Given the extra features of the new DualSense controller, it’s understandable for PlayStation to push those features over supporting multiple controller setups. The fact that you can hook a PS4 controller to PS5 is already a nice step, considering that the PS5 has backwards-compatibility with PS4 (and PS VR) games.
No details on when exactly the PS5 will be released, and how much we have to pay for one, as of right now. And we won’t know that from this week’s State Of Play, which will feature third-party games, not PS5 news.