Sony have detailed which current PlayStation 4 peripherals will work on PlayStation 5 and although you will be able to use a Dualshock 4 to play backwards compatible PS4 games on the PlayStation 5 you won’t be able to use for PS5 games.
“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,” said Isabelle Tomatis, from PlayStation VR, Peripherals Marketing and Licensing a blog post.
It has also been revealed that although the PlayStation 4 camera will work, but it will need an adaptor that Sony will provide for free.
“PlayStation Camera will work with PS5 for playing supported PS VR games. It will require a PlayStation Camera adaptor that will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users. More details on how to get the adaptor will be announced at a later date,” stated Sony.
We also got our first wild stab at the pricing for the PS5 and its family of accessories when French retailer Carrefour listed them with some suspiciously low prices. Surely these are placeholder, no?
They also listed a number of other peripherals that may or may not work.
- 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.
The PlayStation 5 will come with the new DualSense controller and there is good news if you hate the the bold black and white design of the controller and console. During his preview with the new DualSense controller Geoff Keighley spoke to PlayStation Worldwide’s marketing boss Eric Lempel who gave us a lot of marketing fluff, but also hinted at different colour schemes.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) July 17, 2020
Geoff asked Eric if alternative colour schemes would be available and he replied “We’ll talk about it at some point.”