In the June Future of Gaming digital event, Sony announced an array of PlayStation 5 peripherals and accessories that will be launching this holiday season. Now, Sony has revealed how existing PlayStation 4 peripherals are compatible with the next-gen system.
According to Sony, Specialty peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games. Besides this, 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). It was further revealed that the DualShock 4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work with supported PS4 games.
Additionally, Sony revealed that both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5. Mind you! Sony also notified that not all PlayStation officially licensed or third-party peripherals/accessories may work on PS5.
If you are wondering that DualShock 4 work with PS5 games, Sony reveals that it won’t work as PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features that includes the DualSense wireless controller.
Moreover, 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.
Meanwhile, Sony also revealed that State of Play will return on August with a focus on third-party-published games coming to PS4 and PS VR. The company also has a few PS5 game updates on third-party and indie titles that the fans last saw in June’s PS5 showcase. Mind you! The new State of Play episode can be watched live on Twitch and YouTube.
“The episode is weighing in at 40+ minutes. We’ve got a great lineup in store featuring plenty of new gameplay footage and other game updates. Can’t wait to hear what you think!” Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications.
However, Sony clarified that there will be no PlayStation Studios updates in the episode that will be aired on August 6th. There won’t be any updates around hardware, business, pre-orders, or dates either. The focus is squarely on showcasing some cool upcoming games coming to the broader PlayStation ecosystem.
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