DualShock 4

This week, Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that the DualShock 4 controller will not be compatible with the PlayStation 5 games. There is some criticism generated by the former Xbox Boss Albert Penello regarding this issue.

As Sony Interactive Entertainment made clear this week, the DualShock 4 on the PS5 can only be used while playing PlayStation 4 titles. However, the PS4 controller is not compatible with the games on the PlayStation 5.

A design decision that was due, among other things, to the fact that the DualSense was provided with exclusive features such as the adaptive triggers or the haptic feedback.

In an interview, former Xbox marketing lead Albert Penello, who now earns his living at Amazon, sharply criticized this decision.

“Something about this feels off”, Penello says. “Technology-wise they clearly work. Other accessories will be supported (Fight sticks, PSVR) and that’s awesome. When you look at the actual Dualsense features, there is nothing about what they are doing that should prevent DS4 from working.”

“Same # of buttons. Same layout. Both have haptics, motion, and touch,” he said. “The one feature only on the DualSense is the microphone –and any games *needing* the microphone could use of headset on DS4. There is literally no reason the DS4 would not work for all PS5 games.”

Just like the Xbox Series X, the PS5 will find its way into the retail trade this year. Sony Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft are still reluctant to provide specific information on prices and dates.


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