KEY POINTS

  • A French PlayStation website said the new PlayStation 5 controller may be called "DualShock 5"
  • The website claimed that the "DS4" and the "DS5" will be compatible to every PlayStation 4 consoles
  • If is is true, the new DualShock 5 controller will be backwards compatible with the PlayStation 4

It's not the best PlayStation 5 news to date, but a French PlayStation website just said that the controller of the next-generation Sony console could be called DualShock 5.

Apparently, there's no shock about the name and, should it be true, will go down the line just like what Sony did with the logo of the PlayStation 5.

On the other hand, IGN posted the French website's FAQ page that listed several “similarities and differences” between the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 4 Pro.

PlayStation 5 Concept Controller - Unofficial Render Sony has not yet unveiled the PlayStation 5. Photo: LetsGoDigital

The website continued and reported that every PlayStation 4 will be compatible with the “DS4” as well as the “DS5,” or at this point, the new DualShock 5 controller.

Hints of the new controller, IGN added, has been absent in the U.S. and U.K.version of the PlayStation 4 comparison FAQ. If this is the case, this is the first time the “DS5” has been mentioned “outside of leaks and patents,” and it could very well be Sony's next controller.

The Southeast Asia gaming website also believes that if the French portal is true to their word, the DualShock 5 should be backwards compatible with the PlayStation 4. Again, it's not the best news so far, and questions as to why gamers would want to use their new DualShock 5 on an old console will begin to surface.

Be that as it may, there may be some features of the DualShock 5 that could prove to be useful if they decide to continue playing the PlayStation 4. Sony was caught filing several trademarks for different controllers, said IGN, and this fact could be the reason why it could be handy in the future.