Sony confirmed today that the PS4 controllers will not function with PS5 games, but will function with PS4 games on the PS5 console. “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,” told by Sony in a statement confirming the company’s intentions.
Sony affirms that existing DualShock 4 controllers will work with supported PS4 games in PS5 console. Sony doesn’t mention the supported games, but the company does confirm that officially licensed arcade sticks, racing wheels, and flight sticks will function with PS5 games and supported PS4 games. Sony’s existing PlayStation VR Aim Controller and PS Move Motion Controllers will also work with supported PS VR games on the PS5.
This progress does mean that PS5 owners will need to buy extra controllers to play ps4 games on the PS5 console, unlink like how PS3 controllers didn’t control the PS4. For Xbox, CWhile Microsoft’s Xbox 360 controllers didn’t work on the Xbox One, the company has pledged to support Xbox One controllers on the upcoming Xbox Series X console.
Microsoft has made only minor changes to its Xbox Series X controller, allowing the company more freedom for existing hardware to work with future games. Sony, on the other hand, has designed its PS5 DualSense controller with integrated microphone, adaptive triggers, and new haptic feedback technology. Also, the PS5 game that comes with the console, Astro’s Playroom, looks like an exhibition for DualSense’s unique innovations.
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