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PS4 controllers will not work with PS5 games

All those extra controllers you've got? Might as well get rid of 'em.

Sony has today clarified which PS4 peripherals will work with PS5 games, and sadly, the DualShock 4 hasn’t made the cut.

While the DualShock 4 controller will work with supported PS4 games — likely, all or most of those titles that are backwards compatible on PS5 — the current-gen controller will not work with PS5 titles.

Sony’s tact is distinctly different from Microsoft on this front, as the latter company has already revealed that all Xbox One peripherals will work on Xbox Series X, regardless of game.

Here’s the official breakdown of PS4 peripherals on PS5, thanks to Sony:

  • 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.

What do you make of all this? Sound off in the comments below.

The PS5 will be available later in the year.

 

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