The PlayStation 4 Remote Play app allows gamers to stream PlayStation 5 games to their PS4 using a DualShock 4. Sony slipped the announcement into the large list of PS5 FAQs released recently, where the company has also describes DualSense battery life and other features.
The PS4 Remote Play feature for PS5 games works the same as in other circumstances. The PS4 console connects to the PS5, assuming Remote Play is enabled, then it runs a PS5 game of your choice.
If Remote Play is not active, follow these steps to enable it:
- Access the "Settings" menu
- Choose "System"
- Then choose "Remote Play"
- Enable “Enable Remote Play”
Eurogamer reports that the DS4 can even access the PS5's Activity Center.
However, that's the only time the DualShock 4 can control a PS5 game, and it obviously doesn't support any of the DualSense's unique features like adaptive triggers.
The DS4 can control other settings on the PS5, including resolution, but it won't work with PS5 games played on the actual PS5.
While it was interesting to wonder if Sony planned to use Remote Play to stream PlayStation games to Switch, it's much more likely that that was the intention all along. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more information on the PlayStation 5 as it develops.