This morning, the company published a post on the official PlayStation Blog that gives gamers a heads up about which accessories will (and will not) work with the new console.
The announcement that’s caused the most Twitter outrage? DualShock 4 wireless controllers will be compatible with the new console, but not with new PS5 games. Basically, you can use your old remotes if you’re playing old games on your PS5, but you’ll need to use the upgraded DualSense wireless controller for next-gen games.
While this may be frustrating for gamers who weren’t planning to shell out for an extra controller, this compatibility issue has plenty of precedent: PS3 controllers didn’t work for the PS4 at all.
The blog post also notes that the PlayStation Camera will work for the PS5 for supported virtual reality (VR) games. It will, however, require an adaptor, but that adaptor will be free for PlayStation VR users.
Some other accessories, including officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks; platinum and gold wireless headsets; and the PS Move Motion Controllers and PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work on the PS5, too.
Check out the full blog post here and stay tuned for additional next-gen gaming updates.