Sony has clarified how each PS5 and PS4 equipment will work with its subsequent online game console. First, let’s get the outdated DualShock Four out of the way in which: it will work with PS4 video games which might be backwards appropriate on the PS5, however it will probably’t be used for next-gen video video games. The explanation, Sony defined in a weblog submit, is that many PS5 video games can be utilizing the “new applied sciences and options” provided by the DualSense controller, such because the adaptive triggers and ‘haptic suggestions’ rumble. In order for you an instance of this, watch Geoff Keighley’s hands-on video with the PS5 unique Astro’s Playroom.
Official third-party PS4 controllers, equivalent to Razer’s Raiju and Nacon’s Revolution Pro, ought to work in a similar way to the DualShock 4. Sony additionally confirmed that licensed “particular peripherals,” equivalent to steering wheels, preventing sticks and aviation-focused joysticks, can be utilized with PS5 and backwards appropriate PS4 software program. Confusingly, although, the corporate added: “We don’t assure the operation of all formally licensed merchandise or peripheral units of different corporations. Please examine the producer for the compatibility standing of PS5 and every sport title.” The message, in brief, is ‘they need to work, however do not blame us if they do not.'”