DualSense Controller
Sony

This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Sony has announced the compatibility of PlayStation 5 and PS4 peripherals and accessories.

The PS4 controller DUALSHOCK4 will not be compatible with PS5 games, as most expected. However, you can use it to play PS4 games with the PS5's compatibility features.

On the other hand, arcade sticks, racing wheels, and flight sticks, which are often expensive and you may be concerned about whether they must be replaced or not, have been officially stated as long as they are officially licensed products that can be used in principle in PS5 games.

To summarize.

DualShock 4, officially licensed PS4 third-party controllers

  • Will work only when playing PS4 games with backward compatibility.

  • Not compatible with PS5 games.

Arcade sticks, racing wheels, and flight sticks, etc. (officially licensed products)

  • Will work with PS5 games or compatible PS4 games.

PlayStation Camera for PS4, PS Move Controller, PS VR Shooting Controller

  • Current PlayStation Camera for PS4 will work to play PS VR games on PS5.
    However, as it cannot be connected directly, an adapter will be provided free of charge to PS VR users.

Premium wireless surround-sound headsets, wireless surround-sound headsets, and headsets from other companies that connect via the USB port/audio jack

  • Will work with PS5.

It's nice to know that arcade sticks and racing wheels can be used in principle. On the other hand, some of the more expensive DualShock 4 compatible pad-based "pro" controllers will unfortunately not carry over to the PS5 generation.

The PS5's new standard controller, the Dual Sense, has features not found in the PS4 controller, such as haptic feedback, which uses subtle vibrations to convey texture and even road conditions, and adaptive triggering, which allows you to replicate the sensation of pulling a bow by varying the resistance of L2/R2.


This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.