Sony has taken to the PlayStation Blog to answer questions about what peripherals and accessories will work with the PlayStation 5 when it launches later this year. I’ve been worried about what I can keep and what I can store so seeing Sony announce what works and what doesn’t helps me decide months in advance.
So, what is going to work on PlayStation 5?
- Specialty 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.
Sony mentions that not all PlayStation officially licensed or third-party peripherals may work on PlayStation 5. It is best to refer to the manufacturer to confirm whether the product is supported
The next tidbit is what is most crucial to me because I have a drawer full of DualShock 4 controllers and wanted to repurpose them on PlayStation 5. According to Sony, you can’t use the controller to play next-gen games because Sony wants all new games to take advantage of the new features and capabilities the system offers with DualSense.
If you own the PlayStation Camera, that will be supported when playing PlayStation VR games but it will require an adaptor at “no additional cost to PS VR users.” This will be acknowledged at a later date.