Sony Lists PlayStation 5 Support For First- Party Accessories Including PlayStation VR And Dualshock 4 For Backwards Compatible Titles


Posted on August 3, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Comparing the Xbox Series X to the PlayStation 5, Microsoft’s next-generation console poses to be a universal machine for current and upcoming accessories for the system. Exempting the Kinect that originally launched with the system, the firm’s most noted detail for reusing older devices on the newest unit is that Xbox One controllers will be compatible with the Xbox Series X, then-codenamed Project Scarlett.

But regarding Sony’s PlayStation 5, the firm did not spare if the same can be said for its holiday-scheduled console. But in a new blog post today, the firm shares new details to verify what will be playable on the PlayStation 5 when it arrives in the latter months of 2020 this year.

Among the collection of first-party accessories like steering wheels, arcade sticks, and fighting sticks, Sony confirms all will be compatible with the PlayStation 5. The current Dualshock 4 controller is also told to be supported on PlayStation 5. However, only the games available via backwards compatibility for PlayStation 4 is said to be compatible with the controller – negating the option to play next-generation titles.

We believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller.

Isabelle Tomatis, Sony Interactive Entertainment Peripherals Marketing and Licensing

Additionally, other PlayStation products such as the supported headset on PlayStation 4 will also receive the go on the next-generation system. Even the PlayStation Camera is told to be compatible for PlayStation 5 also. But, Sony does continue by stating that the device will require users purchasing an additional adapter to use the PlayStation Camera.

Most excitingly, Sony verified the support for PlayStation VR. While Mark Cerny already confirmed the peripheral’s compatibility with PlayStation 5, this puts it in stone now. The PlayStation Move controllers are also receiving support for games available on the platform. But, the firm does not clarify on the recent rumor if the Dualsense controller truly does not support PlayStation VR.

Elsewhere today, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that a PlayStation State of Play will be taking place this Thursday, August 6. The firm pens that the show will emphasize on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR with minor pokes at PlayStation 5. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you excited Sony finally confirmed what will be supported for PlayStation 5?

PlayStation 5 is slated to ship sometime in holiday 2020.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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