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Sony has released new details on PS5’s compatibility with legacy console accessories and confirmed that PS4 controllers will not work with PS5 games.
“We 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,” wrote Isabelle Tomatis, PlayStation’s peripheral marketing boss.
Speciality peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games, Tomatis said.
Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will also work on PS5, along with PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller.
Finally, the PlayStation Camera will work with PS5 for playing “supported PS VR games.” This will require a PlayStation Camera adaptor that will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users, Tomatis wrote. More details on how to get the adaptor will be announced at a later date
Sony unveiled PlayStation 5‘s DualSense controller in April, calling it “a radical departure” from its previous DualShock pads.
DualSense features a two-toned design with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, a built-in microphone and updates to hand triggers, grips and the light bar.
The PS5 controller’s flagship feature is haptic feedback, which Sony claims adds a variety of powerful sensations players will feel when they play, such as the grittiness of driving a car through mud.
Game Awards producer Geoff Keighley provided the first PS5 DualSense controller hands-on this month, demonstrating several of the pad’s features while playing Astro’s Playroom, which will come pre-installed on Sony’s console.