Sony tries to clear up PlayStation 5 peripheral compatibility concerns
The PlayStation 5 launch date is drawing ever closer, and many are wondering whether their PlayStation 4 peripherals will work with the new console. The answer is … maybe?
Sony published a FAQ confirming that PlayStation 4 controllers will not work with PlayStation 5 games: “…we believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller,” Sony explained.
Existing PS4 peripherals/accessories
- Specialty peripherals like officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks will work with PlayStation 5 games and supported PlayStation 4 games
- Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB or audio jack, will work on PlayStation 5, although the headset companion app will not
- The DualShock 4 wireless controller and officially licensed third-party controllers will work with supported PlayStation 4 games.
- PlayStation Move motion controllers and PlayStation VR aim controllers will work with supported PSVR games on PlayStation 5.
VR Ready: The PlayStation Camera will work on PlayStation 5 to allow PSVR support, but will require an adapter “that will be provided at no additional cost”. Sony will announce more details about the adapter later.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Rare had to pick between a classic soundtrack and a brand new one
The Game Boy Advance version of Rare’s Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! had quite a bit of trouble fitting both the old soundtrack and the new one produced by David Wise. They decided to cut the old soundtrack and go all-in on the new one.
The NTSC/US version of the SNES game also had a bug where the letter ‘G’ was missing from the level Rocket Rush, making it impossible to spell KONG. There is also an Easter egg inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening if you buy a shell at the Bazaar’s General Store, and then decline to pay for info on the castle in the distance.
This Week In Gaming
Fall Guys, Fast & Furious and Horizon Zero Dawn
Multiplayer party game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is first out of the gates, but racing-RPG hybrid Fast & Furious Crossroads is right behind, while former PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn will make a pit stop on PC.
Tuesday – August 03
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout launches for PC and PlayStation 4
Friday – August 07
- Fast & Furious Crossroads launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
- Horizon Zero Dawn launches for PC
Silent Hill News
Konami plays with horror fans’ feelings
Konami’s twitter account made direct reference to Silent Hill and posted the siren sound from Silent Hill 2, which naturally caused some excitement among fans who expected some kind of announcement to follow.
Unfortunately, it seems to have been a botched attempt to market the Silent Hill chapter for Dead By Daylight. Konami clarified that they had been watching “streams of Dead By Daylight and thought we would share the noise and feel of being hunted,” adding that they wouldn’t “take the tweet down and “backpedal”, we just wanted you to enjoy it.”
Sumimasen: They followed up with: “We are sorry we got people fired up. Anything official would come from first from @SilentHill or an event or something, not from us. We were just being fans and enjoyed the noise/memories. Sorry everyone, did mean to kill your Friday mood.”
Still hope: The curious thing is that the Silent Hill twitter account is pretty new – only a month old. Is Konami running an innovative trolling-slash-marketing social media campaign, or are they just bad at Twitter? Only time will tell.
Tekken 7 Season 4 this autumn
Tekken 7 Season 4 is coming this autumn, and judging by the trailer Kunimitsu might make her first appearance since Tekken 2. Aside from the obligatory balance tweaks and bug fixes, the developers are adding an indicator to show how strong the connection is to an opponent before the match begins. They are also working to add rollback netcode to improve multiplayer performance.
Nitr0 leaves Team Liquid
Nick “Nitr0” Cannella is departing Team Liquid after five years. He joined their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team when it was formed in 2015, and over the last half decade he has played alongside Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin, and Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo.
His most notable achievement was probably helping Team Liquid win the Intel Grand Slam in 2019, bagging the team a $1,000,000 prize. Team Liquid has put together a highlights video showing some of Cannella’s greatest moments. He will be replaced by 19-year-old Michael ‘Grim’ Wince, who will make his debut for Team Liquid at Dreamhack this weekend.
Shanghai to host League of Legends World Championship in September
Riot Games has confirmed that LoL Worlds 2020 will be hosted in Shanghai this year rather than touring different cities. The world championship starts on September 25th and lasts until October 31st, and all matches will be streamed live. It’s not yet clear whether the finals, which will be held in the Pudong Football Stadium, will have a live audience.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of sports events to be cancelled, but it looks like esports are finally allowed again, although it’s not clear whether they are allowed to host live audiences. Next year’s world championship will also be held in China, but the 2022 event looks set for North America.
What Else Happened Today?
- Capcom sales and profits “hit record levels” in the first quarter thanks to strong digital sales, despite Resident Evil 3 not quite matching Resident Evil 2’s sales
- Beyond Good & Evil helmed by Detective Pikachu and Goosebumps director as Ubisoft brings their classic action-adventure to Netflix
- COVID-19 won’t stop this year’s Football Manager with Sports Interactive promising strong features, although this year’s version won’t be exactly as planned
- Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee certifies No More Heroes and reveals the Switch version, but the PlayStation 4 version is still missing in action
- PlayStation Japan teases survival horror Siren with 3 new images meaning Forbidden Siren could be making a comeback
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Quiz Answer - Did You Get It Right?
What was the name of SUDA51’s first game with Grasshopper Manufacture?
Answer: The Silver Case!
Grasshopper Manufacture rose to prominence working with Capcom on the beautiful and bizarre Killer 7, but their debut was an obscure PlayStation adventure from 1999.
The Silver Case is a mix of adventure and visual novel, and follows the investigation of serial killer Kamui Uehara. It’s stylistically interesting, jumping between text, animation and even live-action video.
The PlayStation original never made it to the West, and SUDA51 tried (and failed) to get it ported to DS for a global release. Fortunately, it was finally localized and made it to PC and PlayStation 4 in 2016. It’s well worth checking out if you like SUDA51’s signature style of weirdness.
Today’s issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Christian Vaz, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.