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You can play PS5 games with a DualShock 4 if you use Remote Play

Remote Play makes PS5 games playable with a DualShock 4 on other devices.

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Noz51d ago

im now one week into the new generation and i still dont like the new controller as much as the Ds4! Its too clunky over all, the R1 and L1 buttons are too big imo and the nice round ends on the ds4 are way more confortable, it makes me sad that sony tried to copy the xbox controller :( it looks good though ill give em that!

LucasRuinedChildhood51d ago

I disagree with your opinion on the controller (I think it feels much better) but Sony shouldn't have disabled DS4s for PS5 games to force consumers to buy a new set of controllers.

SullysCigar51d ago

If the option for DS4 was there at launch, with over 110 million PS4s out there, a good chunk of PS5 owners would use DS4 for multiplayer games or if their DualSense breaks.

But developers and Sony want to know that gamers experience games consistently and as intended. Combine this with the R&D costs associated with the creation of a brand new controller and I can totally understand why they would choose to make DualSense mandatory - at least for now.

Assuming there's no technical reason, they could possibly patch in PS5 game support for DS4 at a later date, once the masses have witnessed the advantages of DualSense and the developers have experienced how easy it is to develop for. Only time will tell!

SullysCigar51d ago

Gr8 b8 m8

Honestly, picking up my DualShock4 makes me smile in a "How you doing old buddy? You used to be the best controller lol" kind of way. It still feels great, but somehow t's already a nostalgia trip and playing games on it feels odd!

Seraphim51d ago

unfortunately I'm one of the many w/o but.... I do remember not liking the DS4 at launch and it taking a little time before I became accustom to it. Even with PS3 @ launch w/ the Six axis and not rumble it was so awkward using those featherweight controllers. After a couple years of using theDS4 when I fired the PS3 back up it was so uncomfortable and weird using the DS3. Anyway, point being it's likely that given a month, two or perhaps even three that it'll be fine. Over time you're going to adjust and be completely happy with the controller. Or perhaps not and you'll seek alternatives if SCUF or other companies release alternative versions.

LucasRuinedChildhood51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

Which means Dualshock 4s should work for PS5 games (we already sort of knew this since all of the new features of the Dualsense controller can be turned off in the system settings) but they've been intentionally disabled. The PS5 recognises if you start a PS5 game with a Dualshock 4 and tells you that you can't use it.

This is one thing that I have to give MS credit for. If you want to play 4 player local multiplayer on a new PS5 game (e.g. Overcooked! All You Can Eat), then you will need to shell out €210 for 3 extra controllers even if you have 3-4 DS4s lying around from the last 7 years. This really is an unnecessary, anti-consumer move. They know that FIFA players in particular will pay for new controllers for local 1 V 1s. On the XSX, you could easily avoid having to spend that €210. You can buy Demon's Souls, Spiderman: Miles Morales and Cyberpunk 2077 with that money on PS5.

Luc2051d ago

You know what's anti-consumer? Releasing a new console without new games and telling everyone how great it is.

LucasRuinedChildhood51d ago

Dude, I own a PS5 and I don't think I'll ever bother buying a Series X which is why I said "This is one thing that I have to give MS credit for." You're not disagreeing or trying to refute what I'm saying either, your comment is just whataboutism. Just because I'm a PlayStation fan doesn't mean I need to be a mindless fanboy.

Masterchief_thegoat51d ago

Dualsense is much better than Dualshock 4 and new Xbox controllers. I don’t mind spending money on Sony. Since Sony love taking risk.

anast51d ago

Remote play sucks for me. I need the most expensive net plan available to actually enjoy it.

Hawk19866651d ago

This is obvious, but remote play SUCKS!

spicelicka51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

Wait you can't use PS4 controllers on the PS5?? Wtf why would they not allow that? The DS5 controller is great but it's freakin expensive! If you want to play split-screen or couch co-op you have buy another DS5, makes no sense to me. Not every game uses DS5 is some unique way.

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