PS4 Controllers Won’t Work With PS5 Games

Yolanda Curtis
August 4, 2020

PlayStation has detailed which PS4 peripherals will be compatible with the upcoming PS5. When the PS4 came to market, it no longer supported external devices that the PlayStation 3 had supported. However, there will be "a few quick check-ins on third-party and indie games from June's PS5 showcase".

That means your racing wheels and fight pads, if they're officially licensed, should work fine.

Headsets will work, but the companion app isn't compatible with PS5. To be more specific, the focus will be on third-party-published games coming to PS4 and PS VR.


Both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5. And even then, a DualShock 4 remains useful if you decide to play PS4 games on the PS5.

Please note, not all PlayStation officially licensed or third-party peripherals/accessories may work on PS5. Sony recommends checking with the manufacturer for compatibility details.

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed just that on the PlayStation Blog.


Sony confirms the DualShock 4 won't work with next-gen PlayStation 5 games.

Lastly, PS4's PlayStation Camera will work with PS5 for those playing supported PS VR games, but it will require a PlayStation Camera adapter that "will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users".

For those who love their PS VR, you are safe as well. Sony will be detailing more on the adapter and how to get them soon.


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