PlayStation 5 is launching with a controller: the DualSense controller, and, to everyone’s surprise, you can use it on the PS3
One of the most striking parts of the PlayStation 5 launch is the DualSense controller. While the DualShock 4 and 3 were mostly continuations of what was achieved in the PS2 generation, the DualSense does represent a significant change. Heavier, bigger, and with new technology that several critics have praised for what can be done with it within games. And something fascinating is that this title can connect to previous Sony consoles. And what does this experiment result in? The controller doesn’t work on the PS4, but it DOES work on the PS3.
In the video below, you can see how MidnightMan tries to make the PlayStation 5 controller work on the previous consoles. When trying with the PlayStation 3, it does not work via Bluetooth. However, it does work if you connect it via a cable. So, if you’ve been missing a PS3 controller for the past few years, now you can compliment yourself with the latest technology. Isn’t it fascinating that a device from thirteen years ago can use a controller that is launching right now?
On the other hand, the PlayStation 4 rejects the Dualsense both in its cable and in its Bluetooth. What this means is that the only way to play with this controller is to stream the PS4 onto a computer and then connect the controller to this device. If done this way, it seems that the console does allow the controller to be used. Considering that even the Nintendo Switch can be played with the DualSense, banning or disabling the PS4 is a bit strange. Maybe they want you to keep buying their DualShock 4 for $ 60.
The PlayStation 5 will launch next week.