In new statement released on the PlayStation.Blog, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4 controller, more commonly known as the DualShock 4, will not be compatible with the PlayStation 5 – although it will still work for “supported” PS4 games.
Of course, that means gamers will need to purchase DualSense wireless controllers in order to enjoy PS5 games.
Sony’s reasoning is that that they “believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform”.
In other words, they would like you to fork out more money for the new controllers.
Of course, all PS5’s will launch with at least one Dualsense controller bundled, but if you were hoping to use an old Dualshock 4 as a second controller for your friend, you’re out of luck.
On the other hand, the PlayStation Camera (which will require an easy to apply adapter for the PS5 that will be provided at no extra cost to PSVR users) and both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with the PlayStation 5.
As expected, the news divided fans:
I'm surprised the DualShock 4 will work with PS5 at all tbh.
Majority of PS5 buyers won't know/care and will still buy extra DualSense gamepads.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) August 3, 2020