Check Out Which PS4 Accessories Will Work On PS5
Sony has finally started to lift the curtain on some of the system’s features, more precisely which PS4 accessories will work on the PS5. While Microsoft has been open in announcing that nearly every Xbox One accessory available would move up to the Series X, we haven’t had any understanding of what Sony’s plans about old accessories were.
It seems like every PS4 accessory is going to be cooperative with the PS5 in particular capacities. DualShock 4 controllers and third-party alternatives are going to be compatible with the PS5 but only for backwards compatible PS4 games. Unfortunately, this means that DualShock 4’s won’t work for playing PS5 games as Sony wants developers to be using the new features that will come in the DualSense controller. Specialty controllers, like flight sticks and racing wheels, can be used for both PS4 and PS5 games. Headsets also make the cut with USB and 3.5 mm options being supported on the new system. Likewise, PSVR and PS Move controllers will also be completely supported on PSVR games compatible with PS5. An adapter will need to be used for the PlayStation Camera but it looks like Sony will be giving those for free to PSVR owners!
Specialty peripherals, such as 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.
PlayStation Camera will work for Supported PlayStation VR titles through the use of an adapter. Adapter to be provided to PSVR users for free, more details to come.
Overall compatibility is awesome for the accessories you may already own. The failure to use your existing controllers on PS5 games is unfortunate but it makes sense considering the new haptic feedback being executed into the DualSense. Sony ensuring specialty controller support though is a huge win for simulation and battle games though as buying in another stick is not going to be fun.