PS5 DualSense Controller Next-Gen

Only PS5 Games Can Be Played With The DualSense, PS4 Games Require DualShock 4

Don’t toss your DualShock 4 controllers away when you purchase your shiny new PS5. According to Sony, only the DualSense will work with PS5 games and if you want to play PS4 games through backwards compatibility, users will need a DualShock 4. Basically, you need to use the platform’s controller in which the game released, unless the developer releases an upgrade patch for the PS5.

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[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#006AF5″ class=”” size=”21″]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.”[/perfectpullquote]

Sony shared a load of new information on the PlayStation Blog in regards to the PS5. In specific, the company touched on compatible PS4 accessories. This includes arcade sticks, headsets, PS Camera and other third-party controllers.

  • Speciality 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.


When speaking about the PlayStation Camera Sony said;

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#006AF5″ class=”” size=”21″]”Yes, 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.”[/perfectpullquote]

The move comes as no surprise. The DualShock 3 did not work on the PS4 and the DualShock 2 did not work on the PS3. However, surely Sony could emulate the DualShock 4 controller input through the DualSense in some way?  That way users could just sell them and use the DualSense for both PS4 and PlayStation 5 games?

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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