Sony has announced that it won’t support the PS4 controller on PS5 games. PS5 owners will need to purchase new controllers rather than reuse existing ones. Microsoft is allowing Xbox Series X owners to use their old Xbox One controllers, though.

Sony has announced that it won’t support the PS4 controller on PS5 games. PS5 owners will need to purchase new controllers rather than reuse existing ones. Microsoft is allowing Xbox Series X owners to use their old Xbox One controllers, though.

Sonys PS4 controller wont work with PS5 games
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Sony is confirming today that its existing PS4 controller will not work with PS5 games. We believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features were bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller, says Sony in a statement confirming the companys plans.
Sony says that existing DualShock 4 controllers and officially licensed third-party PS4 controllers will work with supported PS4 games. Sony doesnt list its supported games, but the company does confirm that officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games. Sonys existing PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will also work with supported PS VR games on the PS5.
This move does mean that PS5 owners will need to buy additional controllers to play PS5 games, much like how PS3 controllers didnt work on the PS4. While Microsofts Xbox 360 controllers didnt work on the Xbox One, the company has committed to supporting Xbox One controllers on the upcoming Xbox Series X console.
Microsoft has made only minor changes to its Xbox Series X controller, allowing the company more freedom for existing hardware to work with future games. Sony, on the other hand, has designed its PS5 DualSense controller around adaptive triggers, an integrated microphone, and new haptic feedback technology. Even the PS5 game thats bundled with the console, Astros Playroom,looks like a showcase for DualSenses new features.

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