Rumor: You Can Use Your DualShock 4 with the PlayStation 5

The DualShock 4 is a nice controller, and controllers are expensive. So, when you buy the PlayStation 5, wouldn’t it be cool if you could use your existing DualShock 4 controller with it? According to a new rumor, it may be possible to use the DualShock 4 with the PlayStation 5.

Will You Be Able to Use the DualShock 4 with the PlayStation 5?

RewspawnFirst reports, “According to our sources within two of the studios currently developing for PS5, DualShock 4 will work with PlayStation 5. Most PlayStation 5 games will support hardware backward compatibility which means your DS4 controllers will work.” The site adds, “The PlayStation 5 dev kits already support Dualshock 4 as evident by the leaked dev kit images from a few months ago. One of the devs confirmed to RespawnFirst that DS4 is “fully compatible” with PlayStation 5.”

Now, keep in mind that this is a rumor, so we don’t know yet whether or not we really will be able to use the PS4 controller with the PS5. But it doesn’t seem at all outlandish. Also, if the sources are developers, there is no reason to expect their reports would not be accurate.

Further, this is not the first interesting item of controller-related news lately. A Sony patent turned up recently which revealed additional trigger buttons on a controller. Plus, in the meantime, you can purchase the back button attachment to add two buttons to your DualShock 4. So, perhaps such an investment will not be a waste of money if you plan to replace your PS4 with the PS5, assuming this new rumor is true and you could use that controller going forward on your new console.

If there is any further news about DualShock 4 compatibility with PS5 or anything else controller-related, we will update you in our PlayStation news area.