Proper now, all of the app does is take up area on the PS4’s dashboard (pic: VGC)
A brand new app has appeared on the PlayStation 4 and, although it will probably’t be examined, it can enable homeowners to attach it with their PlayStation 5.
The PlayStation 5 might mark the subsequent step in online game consoles, however it can nonetheless have some ties to the previous with options like backwards compatibility.
The truth is, its ties could also be stronger than first thought, as a brand new Distant Play app has unexpectedly appeared on the PlayStation 4 with zero build-up or an announcement from Sony.
First noticed by VGC, the app will help you connect with and management your PlayStation 5 utilizing your PlayStation 4.
Clearly, you’ll be able to’t do something with it proper now because the PlayStation 5 isn’t accessible to the general public and it doesn’t even work in the event you do occur to have a console.
As soon as it’s switched on although the function is predicted to help you play your PlayStation 5 video games whereas utilizing the PlayStation 4.
This possible means it’ll be attainable to play PlayStation 5 video games utilizing the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller, because the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller isn’t compatible with the PlayStation 4 (there’s a workaround nevertheless it’s not precisely handy).
Sony beforehand acknowledged that whereas the DualShock 4 will likely be appropriate with the PlayStation 5, it will probably only be used with PlayStation 4 games performed through backwards compatibility.
Though utilizing the previous controller to play PlayStation 5 video games means you’ll be able to’t benefit from the DualSense’s options, like haptic suggestions, the choice continues to be an fascinating one. Particularly as it’s hasn’t been talked about up until now.
The PlayStation 5 will launch within the UK on November 19 and outdoors Europe on November 12.
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