PS4/PS5 Peripheral Specifications Revealed By PlayStation

PlayStation has provided a detailed rundown for the PS4 peripherals and accessories compatible with the forthcoming PlayStation 5. Via the PlayStation.Blog, they released a short FAQ to give the answers.

Most notably, PlayStation confirmed that the Dualshock 4 controller would work with PS5 games, they responded: “No, 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.”

Despite this, the Dualshock 4 controller and “officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work with supported PS4 games.”

The post also clarifies that “the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5.”

The blog post confirms that specialty peripherals, which include officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will all be compatible with PS5 games, including supported PS4 games.

The Platinum, Gold, and third party-headsets (connected via USB port or an audio jack), are next-gen compatible. However, the headset companion app will not be.

Elsewhere, PlayStation confirmed that the PS4’s Camera would “work with PS5 for playing supported PS VR games.” However, they added that it would “require a PlayStation Camera adaptor that will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users.”

More details on the adaptor are expected at a later date.

A free multiplayer weekend is on its way to the PS4, Sony recently announced. The free weekend will begin from 12:01 am on August 8 (Saturday) through to midnight on August 9, with all multiplayer modes on the PS4 free to play.

For these two days then, the standard subscription for PlayStation Plus will be lifted. Multiplayer games will need to be purchased, however, if they are not free-to-play.

The free weekend was made alongside the announcement of the free games for August via PlayStation Plus, the remastered campaign of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

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