The PlayStation 5’s new gamepad is called DualSense and sports a bold two-toned design. Did Aperture Science make this? [credit:
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You won’t be able to use Sony’s DualShock 4 or other third-party PS4 gamepads to play PlayStation 5 games, Sony confirmed in a blog post today.
Those older gamepads will still work with “supported PS4 games” running on the PS5, Sony said, and PS5 software will work with “specialty peripherals” designed for the PS4—including “officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks.” Those caveats highlight the fact that there’s no technical limitation or communication protocol mismatch stopping the upcoming hardware from communicating with legacy controllers.
But Sony says it “believe[s] 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.” Those features include what Sony is calling “haptic feedback and dynamic trigger effects” and a built-in microphone (last month, Geoff Keighley hosted what is, thus far, the only public hands-on impressions of these new controller features).
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By: Kyle Orland
Title: PS4 gamepads won’t work for PS5 games, Sony says
Sourced From: arstechnica.com/?p=1695897
Published Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:37:07 +0000