You won’t be able to use PS4 controllers in PS5 Games
As we’re getting closer to the release of Sony’s PlayStation 5, more questions regarding the console are being asked. One such question is can I use my existing PlayStation 4 accessories with the PlayStation 5. A question that PlayStation has recently answered in today’s PlayStation blog post.
Thanks to this post, PlayStation has provided detailed information as to what existing PlayStation 4 accessories will work and with ones won’t. It’s all here, so there’s little room for guessing.
Here’s what will work with the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 games:
- Officially licensed racing wheels
- Officially licensed arcade sticks
- Officially licensed flight sticks
- PlayStation Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets *Headset companion app will no longer work*
- Third-party headsets that utilize either a USB or audio jack port
- PS Move Motion Controllers / PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with PS VR games on the PlayStation 5
That’s a pretty vast list of accessories that will still work with the PlayStation 5. On the flip side, they also stated that will the DualShock 4 will work with the PlayStation 5, but only with PlayStation 4 games. Which makes sense as PlayStation wants to fully take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s power and that wouldn’t be possible with an older generation controller. So don’t expect to pull in your Dualshock 4 and play PS5 games, or you’ll be disappointed.
Those of you who own closets full of fight sticks and racing wheels, you’re in the clear. Well, mostly, as there’s still a disclaimer that there’s a chance it may not work with the PS5. If you’re rocking Brooks or other adaptors that let you use other controllers/accessories for the PlayStation 4, they might not work not the PS5 either.
To be honest, I’m surprised that PlayStation is allowing older accessories to work with the PS5. I was sure they were going to force consumers to pony up to buy all new stuff, so this is a nice gesture on their part.
While on the subject of the PlayStation 5, we still don’t have a price or a release date for the next-generation PlayStation console. We’re four months away from the Holiday 2020 shopping season and Sony is still quiet on the pricing front, with no hint as to when they’ll announce the price. Are they waiting on Microsoft to go first? It feels like it.