Sony assured that the PS5 would be supporting DualShock4 controllers, but only PS4 games can be played on the PS5 with these controllers. The PS5 controller will not work with the PS4 games, unfortunately. The reason given by Sony for their action was that they want the new PS5 games to benefit from various features the new DualSense wireless controllers offer.
Although Sony claimed that the DualShock 4 controllers and the official third party licensed controllers would work with all the PS4 games on the new PS5, however, Sony didn’t release any specific games list. Sony has confirmed officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks will be compatible with both the PS5 and PS4 supported games. The Compatible PS VR games on PS5 will be able to use PS Move Motion Controllers and PlayStation VR Aim Controller.
Sony’s decision indicates that PS5 owners will surely have to purchase additional DualSense controllers to play the PS5 games. This situation is similar to the PS4 where PS4 didn’t support PS3 controllers. On the other hand, Microsoft Xbox 360 was not compatible with Xbox One, but Microsoft has confirmed that they will provide support for Xbox One controllers on the new upcoming Xbox Series X console.
The minor changes made by Microsoft for its Xbox Series X controllers mean that they will have more room to work on the compatibility of existing hardware with upcoming titles. As with Sony, they have designed their new DualSense controller with state of the art technology. The DualSense controller has an integrated microphone, new haptic feedback technology along with adaptive triggers. Astros Playroom, the game that came with the PS5, portrayed the unique features of DualSense controller.