We’re in that weird limbo period where we know the PS5 is coming at the end of this year, and we know there’s going to be a reveal at some point in the near future, but we’re still basically clueless when it comes to the PS5’s features. That doesn’t change much with this article, but it does at least give us a little something.
According to PlayStation France’s support page, the PS5’s DualShock 5 controller will be compatible with the current PS4 consoles. That’s not a massive surprise, really, given that the DualShock 4 can be used on the PS3, though with limited capabilities, but it’s nice to see all the same.
There’s also a chance, though it hasn’t been confirmed by Sony, that the DualShock 4 could be compatible with the PS5. The recently released DualShock 4 Back Paddle attachment is a strange thing, but possibly our first taste of what the DualShock 5 will ship with. It would make sense, then, if the DualShock 4 is being given DualShock 5 capabilities via an add-on, that the gamepad would work with the PS5.
Rumour has it that we’ll see the PS5 for the first time next month during a reveal event hosted by Sony. The PS4 was also revealed during February of its release year, so there’s a good chance these rumours are true and we’ll get all the info in due course.
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)