PlayStation 4 pads will be useful for playing on PlayStation 5

SONY PlayStation 5
Source: Letsgo Digital

The DualShock 5 will be compatible with the PlayStation 4 console, while the DualShock 4 will be included in the PlayStation 5 console. When the PS5 appears on store shelves, Sony will give us a solid reason not to get rid of the old controller.

Sony PlayStation

The second controller is one of the first things we purchase after buying a new console. An additional controller is a must have on every fan of such series as FIFA, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, Overcooked, Diablo or Resident Evil.

DualShock 4

The second controller is also useful for one player. It is worth having it on hand when the battery is discharged in another pad, and the charger is out of range. An additional pad is also a protection against any defect that forces you to stop the game and go to the store. 

However, if we play both on the console and on the PC, an additional controller can be permanently paired with the second platform.

Many of us will not have to buy a second controller for PlayStation 5 

Most likely, the new Sony console will be compatible with existing DualShock 4 pads for PlayStation 4. Of course, DS4 will be a noticeably worse tool than DS5. The older controller does not have an advanced haptic system or responsive adjustable triggers.

As a rule, DualShock 4 will handle any game released on PS5, due to the twin number and arrangement of buttons relative to DualShock 5.

Sony PlayStation 5
Source: T3

Leaks about the compatibility of the new console and older controller have been circulating since the official PS5 panel conducted by Sony . 

The rumor seemed extremely precise because of the significant similarity between the two generations of DualShock. 

We now have partial confirmation of these reports, found on the official French PlayStation website. For a short time we could read on it that PlayStation 4 is a console compatible with DualShock 4 and DualShock 5 controllers.

DualShock 4

Of course, this does not yet mean with 100% certainty that compatibility will be maintained for older controllers and the new console. 

PlayStation 5 has many features in common with PlayStation 4, mentioning even architecture, backward compatibility or just the look and shape of the controller. Sony would have to show a lot of bad will by blocking the ability to operate PS5 with the DualShock 4.

DualShock 4 is not the only older accessory that we connect to PlayStation 5 

It is already certain that the PS5 console will be fully compatible with the PSVR virtual reality goggles. It is currently the most popular VR set created for video games, with sales of over 5 million boxes. 

Not much compared to over 100 million PS4 consoles, but a lot if we compare this result with the flagship goggles Oculus and HTC. 

PSVR, PlayStation camera, Move sticks

Since the PS5 communicates with PSVR, it can be assumed that the console will also be compatible with the PlayStation camera, Move sticks and the sensational Aim Controller.

Rumors also talk about at least one USB-A input, thanks to which PlayStation 5 will support many previous generation devices such as wireless headsets, amplifiers, sets with steering wheels and USB sticks. 

PSVR, PlayStation camera, Move sticks

However, this is unverified information that we still have to wait for confirmation. Same as on PS5, to debut at the end of 2020.


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