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Sony is gearing up for the PlayStation’s State of Play later this week, and some fans are wondering what PS4 accessories and devices are compatible with the PS5. Thanks to a recent post on the PlayStation Blog, we have a simple breakdown.
Here’s the list of PS4 devices that can connect with the PlayStation 5:
- 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.
While the Xbox Series X is boasting backwards compatibility when it comes to games, I guess it’s a very different story when it comes to BC on hardware. I’m sure a lot of people who have been investing on PSVR as well as PS Move will be happy to know that they don’t have to buy a new bunch of devices for the PS5—at least not on launch.
When it comes to the DualShock 4 controller being usable though, it’s said that it can only work on PS4 games. When it comes to PS5 exclusive titles, players will still need the next-gen DualSense controller. With a lot of PS4 games coming to PS5 though, it’s going to be great to think that the controllers we have on hand won’t be completely obsolete to the next gen.
We don’t know enough about the PS5 yet, but everyone is hoping we finally get a release date come State of Play on Aug. 6.