Sony PlayStation 5: Xbox Chief criticizes the limited compatibility of the DualShock 4
The former head of Xbox marketing criticizes Sony for not being able to use the DualShock 4 controller with PlayStation 5 games, although there seems to be no technical reason for this. According to the supply chain report, the production of the console has already begun.
Just a few days ago, Sony officially confirmed that the DualShock 4 controller (around € 60 on Amazon) that comes with the PlayStation 4 cannot be used with next-gen games. However, the DualShock 4 can be connected to the PlayStation 5. But its use is limited to PS4 games.
The former head of Xbox marketing, Albert Penello, criticized this approach in a tweet posted below. According to an insider, this decision apparently has no technical reason, cynics could accuse Sony of simply wanting to sell additional DualSense controllers.
Sony argues that the gaming experience with the new gamepad should be significantly better. Because adaptive triggers and more accurate haptic feedback can make a big difference. But it still seems that technical limitations aren’t the reason for limited compatibility, but economic reasons. However, Albert Penello is not exactly a PlayStation 5 fan. In June he was shocked by the announcement that the PS5 is less powerful than the Xbox Series X in a larger case.
In the end, Sony seems to be on track. According to a new report from DigiTimes, early suppliers are said to have already started production. Up to ten million consoles should be produced by the end of the year. The launch date and pricing have yet to be announced. But may be disclosed in August.
|The PS5 may play the main role in two events in August
The first new news about the Playstation is just around the corner: Sony has announced its next State of Play stream. Which will start on Thursday, August 6th at 10 p.m. The company indicates that the event will last a total of 40 minutes while curbing loud GameSpot also equal to the expectations neither to PS5-exclusive titles yet to hardware or the price of the PlayStation 5 there will be updates here. Rather, they want to focus on upcoming PS4 and VR titles. And PS5 games from third-party developers that have already been presented could also celebrate an appearance.
Future events are the focus of future announcements of this kind. Sony has scheduled another event for August, Bloomberg reported in its business performance reports. There is currently no detailed information on the possible content you wish to submit here. “A spokesman for Sony’s PlayStation department, who asked not to be named because the plan has not yet been released, said that Sony’s next PlayStation 5 announcement is tentatively scheduled for this month,” it said.
|Sony PS5 Prices coming soon?
Both Sony and Microsoft have yet to announce what will be on the price tag for the Xbox Series X and the two PlayStation 5 variants. Rumors say Microsoft plans to unveil a cheaper version, codenamed Lockhart, at its event. Which is also scheduled for August. It will be interesting to see if one of the two companies is using their events this month to determine prices.
Albert Panello (Twitter) | DigiTimes
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