Connect any supported PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo controller to a PS5 using the PS4 SPECIALITY method, all with full MOD & GPC scripting capabilities. Supports all PS4 games and all PS5 games released before August 2021.
It is crucial to carefully review the PS5 instructions, as failure to do so will result in frequent disconnections of the controller every 8-10 minutes, disconnect straight away, or not boot the game at all.
If you ever get the error "PS5 games can't be played using the current controller" the PS4 SPECIALITY method will not work with that game, so you will need to use one of the REMOTE PLAY methods instead.
CONTROLLER SETUP GUIDES
If you're confident you already know everything on this page, you can get straight to the PS4 SPECIALITY instructions here...
👉 Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo PS4 SPECIALITY Controller Setup Guides:
- Connect by USB
- Connect by Wireless Adapter
- Connect by Bluetooth
PS4 SPECIALITY DONOR CONTROLLERS
These third-party controllers also work as a "donor controller" for booting PS5 games released before August 2021. The controller you wish to game with is then connected to A3 (or a Wireless Adapter/Bluetooth, depending on the controller).
PS4 SPECIALITY DONOR
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COMPATIBLE PS5 GAMES
PS5 games released after August 2021 do not work with the PS4 Speciality donor controller method (you can still use one of the REMOTE PLAY methods).
We have created a Google Sheet for your convenience, listing all the PS5 games that currently support or do not support the PS4 SPECIALITY method. We strive to keep the list updated and accurate, but please let us know if you find any errors so we can make corrections.
Connect by USB
Connect by Wireless Adapter
Connect by Bluetooth