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Ps4 controller to play ps4 on ps5 ?

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Ps4 controller to play ps4 on ps5 ?

''Sony recommends using a DUALSHOCK 4 for playing PS4 games on the PS5''

https://www.theverge.com/21509390/plays ... ow-to-play

Really ? What would be the main difference with the ps5 controller ? I dont have a ps4 , would it be a good idea to buy a ps4 controller since I want to start with the ps plus collection
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I know it's needed to play PSVR on the PS5. I don't know that it is needed for all games but I would assume it is more compatible.
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tostaky wrote: ''Sony recommends using a DUALSHOCK 4 for playing PS4 games on the PS5''

https://www.theverge.com/21509390/plays ... ow-to-play

Really ? What would be the main difference with the ps5 controller ? I dont have a ps4 , would it be a good idea to buy a ps4 controller since I want to start with the ps plus collection

https://www.businessinsider.com/ps5-pla ... le-2020-10

Excerpt specifically giving impressions on the changes in the controller design:

The 'DualSense' controller transforms the gaming experience

The other big change to the PS5 is the controller — however, it's not a flashy and obvious change like those seen when Nintendo introduced the Wii years ago.

The PS5's new controller, the DualSense, has a different design. But at first glance, it looks like a normal controller.

In fact, it doesn't feel much different in the hand than the DualShock 4 for the PS4.

However, when you come to use it in a game, the way the controller performs is very different. This is down to high-quality vibration and sound performance.

Vibration has become an inherent part of any console controller — and the DualSense's vibration mechanism has evolved a lot. It can now execute a more subtle range of different types of vibrations.

You can see the vibrations in action with "Astro's Playroom": in the game, the main character Astro Bot moves around a variety of different settings, and you can tell by the vibrations whether the floor is metal, plastic, or a sandy beach.

You can tell the difference between walking and running, as well as skating on the ice — not only by the images on the screen but also by the differing vibrations.

You can even navigate through a sandstorm by following subtle vibrations through the controller.

In "Godfall," on the other hand, the impact of the weapons in your right hand and left hand is transmitted to the palm of each hand through either side of the controller.

If you hold a shield in your left hand and a sword in your right and then go to block an attack with the shield, you will feel a sharp vibration only in your left palm; you will feel the vibration in your right hand when attacking with the sword.

In other words, instead of a simple vibration on impact, DualSense is sophisticated to the point of mimicking a variety of sensations the main character would feel in the game. That's where the DualSense controller really shines.

Even the stiffness of the triggers changes


The triggers on the controller — which are central in modern games like first-person shooters — have also changed.

Until the PS4, the triggers you operated with your index or middle finger were more akin to a button.

In the PS5, however, the "stiffness" of the trigger changes as the game unfolds.

The amount of force required to push it in changes, giving the impression that you're actually pulling the trigger.

In one scene in "Astro's Playroom," the controller's built-in motion sensor determines the direction of the game, and the amount of force required to push the trigger is used to determine the "force to push the spring" as the player jumps around.

The harder you press on this spring, the harder and more responsive it feels.

This is a new and really interesting sensation to experience.

It can be used either as an accelerator or as a brake in a racing game, or as a trigger for a gun in a shooting game.

The controller also has a built-in microphone with a mute button, geared toward playing games while talking to someone else.

The PS5 is a state-of-the-art console, the controller included

The PS5 isn't going to be like the Switch, where you can swing the controller and it drastically changes how you interact with the screen; the familiar style of sitting on the couch holding the controller and playing in front of the TV will stay the same.

However, the feel of the controller and the gaming experience will change significantly.

These features reflect the newer gaming style that's been prevalent on PCs and consoles since the launch of the PS4.

Perhaps that's why the DualSense is much quieter than the PS4's DualShock 4 when you press a button or a trigger, possibly so that the buttons don't make distracting and bothersome sounds during gameplay.

You can, of course, play high-performance games on a gaming PC — but if your goal is to have a good experience at a more reasonable price, then the PS5 has the upper hand.

In addition to the PS5's exclusive titles, this "stress-free, optimal, reasonably-priced experience" is probably the reason why Sony believes people play games on a console rather than a PC, and why perhaps you should invest in the PS5.
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tostaky wrote: ''Sony recommends using a DUALSHOCK 4 for playing PS4 games on the PS5''

https://www.theverge.com/21509390/plays ... ow-to-play

Really ? What would be the main difference with the ps5 controller ? I dont have a ps4 , would it be a good idea to buy a ps4 controller since I want to start with the ps plus collection
Buy a PS4 Controller when they go on sale for Black Friday. Last year they were $50 at most stores. You don't want to wear out your brand new expensive PS5 controller playing PS4 games. Those new controllers are more expensive and probably won't see any discounts for a while. Save it for PS5 games since you can't use the PS4 controller for those.
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vanvick wrote: Buy a PS4 Controller when they go on sale for Black Friday. Last year they were $50 at most stores. You don't want to wear out your brand new expensive PS5 controller playing PS4 games. Those new controllers are more expensive and probably won't see any discounts for a while. Save it for PS5 games since you can't use the PS4 controller for those.
Exactly, and at least wait for Sony to release additional colors other than white before buying a second one.

I luckily have a closet full of DS4's from the 96-cent sales at The Source, so I'm set when I eventually take the PS5 plunge.
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