Sony's got a brand new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 that is its biggest controller redesign in years. There are some people out there who have invested in PS4 controllers and probably don't want to just toss them all out, though, and today Sony confirmed that they won't have to.
Sony has revealed that many PlayStation 4 accessories will work with the PS5. The DualShock 4 controller as well as PlayStation officially licensed third-party controllers will work with supported PS4 games on the PS5.
However, Sony does say that you won't be able to use the DualShock 4 when playing PS5 games. "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," Sony explains.
Specialty peripherals like officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks will work with PS5 and supported PS4 games, which is good to see because those peripherals can be pricey. Sony's Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets will work with PS5, too, as will third-party headsets that connect using a USB port or audio jack.
Finally, the PS Move Motion Controllers, PlayStation VR Aim Controller, and PlayStation Camera will all work with supported PS VR games on PS5. The PlayStation Camera will require an adaptor, but it will be provided to PS VR users at no additional cost. More info on how to get that adaptor will be announced later.
Sony also announced today that it's hosting a State of Play broadcast this Thursday, August 6. There won't be any major PS5 announcements and instead the broadcast will focus on PS4 and PS VR games, but Sony does say there will be some quick check-ins on third-party and indie PS5 games that were first shown back in June.