Sony announces that PS4 Dualshock controllers will be compatible with the PS5, not PS5 games

Sony announces that PS4 Dualshock controllers will be compatible with the PS5, not PS5 games

In a recent blog post, Sony pretty much killed off their signature Dualshock PS4 controller. The controller is widely regarded as one of the best in the gaming world right now.

Sony has stated that the Dualshock 4 controller won't work with PS5 games, but it will work with the PS5. What does this mean? It's time to find out.

PS5 can run PS4 games, which will use Dualshock 4 controller

By this point, we all know that the PS5 will be backwards compatible with the PS4. This means that you can play the PS4 games on the new hardware. While you would ordinarily use the high tech Dual Sense controller with the PS5, the PS4 games running on the PS5 will be able to use the Dualshock 4 controller.

According to the announcement, the Dualshock 4 and it’s third-party licensed cousins will work “with supported PS4 games.” Right now, we don't know how many games that will include, as Sony has given a few different answers to that.

PS5 system architect Mark Cerny said in a presentation on the PS5 that almost all of the PS4’s most popular games would be playable on the PS5. So, if you were gonna chuck out your PS4 controller, then think again, folks.

As for the rest of the peripherals, it seems most of them will work with new hardware: Sony confirmed that licensed arcade sticks, racing wheels and the like will work with the PS5, as will the Platinum and Gold Wireless headsets. For those of you into VR, the PlayStation Camera will also work with the PS5 via an adapter.

If you're considering selling off your PS4 for a PS5, be sure not to give away the peripherals that will work with newer hardware.

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