Sony’s next console is right around the bend, and today they outlined how peripherals will work on the PlayStation 5. While some existing hardware will still be usable on the PS5 — PlayStation’s DualShock 4 controller — will not be.
This news was shared in a PlayStation Blog post, where Sony explained that PS5 games will not be compatible with the DualShock, because they “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.”
Sony did give a list of peripherals/accessories that will work on the PS5, which you can see below:
PS5 Accessory Capability
- Specialty peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games.
- The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will work on PS5 (the headset companion app is not compatible with PS5).
- The DualShock 4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work with supported PS4 games.
- Both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5.
They did note that not all PlayStation officially licensed or third-party accessories/peripherals may work on the PS5. They also recommend contacting the manufacturer to confirm if it will work on the PS5 or with specific titles.
For those wondering about the PlayStation Camera, it will be compatible with the PS5. Those playing PS VR games will require a PlayStation Camera adaptor, which will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users. Sony stated more details on the adapter would be announced at a later time.