Sony details what PS4 peripherals will work on PS5.

Today, Sony made some announcements about which, if any, of your current PlayStation 4 peripherals will work on the PlayStation 5. There is a mix of good news and bad news here, so let's just get right into it.

  • 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 also notes that not all PlayStation officially licensed or third-party peripherals will work on the PlayStation 5. Sony says that you may need to check with the manufacturer of the peripheral to see whether or not they say that it will work on the PS5.

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from today's reveal is that the DualShock 4 will work on the PlayStation 5. However, it will only work with PlayStation 4 games being played on the PS5. Sony says that they "believe PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we're bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller."

On the flipside of that, Sony says that the PlayStation Camera will work on the PS5 for playing supported PlayStation VR games. Sony says that it will require a PlayStation Camera adapter that "will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users." They'll have details on how to get that adapter at a later date.