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Sony names new information on the compatibility of individual PS4 peripherals with the PlayStation 5. The DualShock 4 controller can basically be used on the PS5. However, the PS4 gamepad is not compatible with the PlayStation 5 games. The situation is different with steering wheels, arcade sticks and flight sticks: officially licensed peripherals are also fully supported on PlayStation 5. We summarize the details in the article.

Sony provides further details on the compatibility of individual PS4 peripherals in a current FAQ article. Both the DualShock 4 controller and officially licensed third-party gamepads are "compatible with supported PS4 games". The previous controllers are not supported by new PS5 games. "We believe that for PS5 games, you should take advantage of the new functions and features that we provide on the platform, including the features of the DualSense wireless controller," Sony said PlayStation blog With. The company had already introduced new features such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers for the DualSense controller.

The PlayStation Camera for PS4 can also be used on the PlayStation 5 (buy now) operate. "Yes, the PS5 supports PS VR games that can be played on the PS5 using the PlayStation Camera. This requires a PlayStation Camera adapter, which is made available to PS VR users at no additional cost," comments Sony on the PlayStation blog. The publisher plans to provide details on the adapter at a later date. The PS Move motion controllers and the PlayStation VR destination controller are compatible with supported PS VR games on PS5.

Special peripheral devices such as officially licensed steering wheels, arcade sticks and flight sticks should also be compatible with PS5 games and supported PS4 games. The same applies to wireless headsets of the platinum and gold edition as well as headsets from third-party providers that are connected via a USB or audio connection. The headset companion app is not supported. Sony announces that not all peripherals or third-party accessories officially licensed by PlayStation will work on the PS5. "We recommend asking the manufacturer if a product is compatible with the PS5 and certain games," the company writes.

It remains to be seen which PS4 games the PlayStation 5 will support at the end of 2020. In March, Sony's Mark Cerny hinted that they had recently watched the 100 most popular PS4 games by season and anticipated that "almost all of them would be playable when released on PS5." And further: "We believe that the vast majority of over 4,000 PS4 titles will be playable on PS5," said Sony. We will keep you up to date in our news area.

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