With the PS5, Sony also released a new controller. The company announced the first details of the gamepad – presumably DualShock 5 – a few months ago. The PS5 controller therefore comes with two key innovations. If you already have a current DualShock 4 controller, you obviously do not have to discard it when you start the PlayStation 4: According to current rumors, the PS4 controllers can also be operated on the PlayStation 5. The new Sony console is expected to be launched later this year.
The company confirmed a few months ago that Sony was also working on a new controller for the PlayStation 5. Also first Details on the PS5 controller – presumably DualShock 5 – are already known. Sony promises two key innovations for the gamepad. Among other things, there is a haptic feedback that replaces the previous Rumble technology. This gives you a wider range of feedback from the controller. "A crash into a wall feels much different than a duel on the soccer field," said Sony.
The PS5 controller is also equipped with adaptive triggers. The technology is integrated into the trigger buttons L2 and R2. This should make it possible to determine differences if, for example, you bow a bow in an adventure or ride a car over a gravel road in a racing game. Visually, the new controller seems to differ only slightly from the current model, such as show recently published pictures,
PS4 controller compatible with PS5?
If you already have a current DualShock 4 controller, you can obviously continue to use it on the PS5. The Website Respawnfirst wants to know that DualShock 4 controllers can also be operated on the PlayStation 4. The information is said to come from sources in two studios that are already working on the first PS5 games. "Most PlayStation 5 games support hardware backward compatibility, which means your PS4 controllers will work," the website quotes.
This would make Sony choose a path similar to that of Microsoft. The Redmond company has already confirmed that the current Xbox OneController also on the new Xbox Series X let use. So far, no confirmation from Sony has been received. Until then, the information should be used with caution. The two next-gen consoles are expected to come on the market in late 2020.
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