- Sony has outlined which PlayStation 4 accessories should work with the PlayStation 5.
- Many controllers, headsets, and PlayStation VR products should work properly.
- DualShock 4 controllers will work for PS4 games, but not PS5 titles.
The PS5 will support â€œspecialty peripheralsâ€� like arcade joysticks, flight sticks and licensed racing wheels with both PS5 games and supporting Ps4 titles. Sonyâ€™s Gold and Platinum Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party 3.5mm and USB headsets, should also play nicely with the next-generation system.
PlayStation VR-related peripherals should work in addition to the headset itself. The Move and Aim controllers will work with â€œsupportedâ€� PS VR games on the PS5. The PlayStation Camera will work as well, although youâ€™ll have to get a free adapter. More details for the adapter are coming in the future, Sony said.
Donâ€™t expect your DualShock 4 controller to stand in for the PS5â€™s DualSense, however. While the DualShock and licensed third-party substitutes will play PS4 games, youâ€™ll need a DualSense or a licensed counterpart for PS5 software. Games â€œshould take advantageâ€� of the PS5â€™s new abilities, Sony said, and that includes the DualSenseâ€™s features.
The controller decision is unfortunate if you were hoping to use your PS4 gamepads for local multiplayer, but it makes sense given the DualSenseâ€™s functional changes. The adaptive triggers and more sophisticated haptic feedback could not only offer more immersion than a DualShock 4, but provide an edge in gameplay. You might be at a disadvantage if you stick with some PS4 controllers.
This isnâ€™t a comprehensive accessory support list, and likely wonâ€™t answer all your questions. All the same, itâ€™s clear that youâ€™ll likely only pay extra if you need more than one DualSense controller. Thatâ€™s not out of line with Sonyâ€™s history (you canâ€™t officially use PS3 controllers with the PS4, for instance). To some extent, itâ€™s an improvement over past generations where hardware differences often forced you to toss out many of your existing accessories.