On August 3, Sony answered key questions about support for the peripherals already available on the PS5 in its official blog .
- PS5 supports DualShock 4, however, it will only work with games available on PS4. PS5 exclusives don’t support it. The same goes for third-party controllers that mimic the functionality of the DualShock 4.
- PlayStation Camera works with PS5, but only through an adapter, which they promise to provide for free to PS VR owners.
- Gold and Platinum headphones, as well as third-party models with a USB adapter or mini-jack, will work with the PS5. However, there will be no companion app for them on PS5.
- PS Move and PlayStation VR Aim Controller work with PS VR games on PS5.
- Officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and fighting game sticks will work with both PS5 and PS4 games.
Sony noted that the refusal to support DualShock 4 in the next generation games is due to the desire to unleash the full capabilities of the DualSense controller, specially created for the PS5.
Previously, Sony also officially unveiled its own line of “PS5-ready” TVs. They are united by support for 4K 120 Hz mode.
Microsoft took advantage of Sony’s announcement to remind that Xbox One controllers are supported on all of the company’s current console generations. And the new Series X controller works with the base Xbox One too.
ICYMI: Xbox Series X is compatible with ALL Xbox One controllers across ALL games:
🎮 Official Xbox One Controllers
✨ Xbox Adaptive Controller
💪 Xbox Elite Wireless Controllers
🤝 ‘Designed for Xbox’ third-party Xbox One Controllers and headsets pic.twitter.com/V8e2RLzxa2
— Xbox (@Xbox) August 3, 2020