The PlayStation 4 speciality workaround doesn’t work with some newer PlayStation 5 titles including Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Some older games are being patched to not support PlayStation 4 controllers.
For a list of PlayStation 5 games that support PlayStation 4 speciality mode: see this PlayStation 5 Game Support Spreadsheet by CronusMax.
If the PlayStation 5 game you are playing does not support PlayStation 4 speciality mode you can switch to the PlayStation 4 version of the game and the Zen and controller will work. For example download Call of Duty: Vanguard PlayStation 4 edition onto your PlayStation 5.
Note: Playing the PS4 edition on your PS5 will cost you 120Hz refresh rate.
If you own the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions (aka cross-gen bundle) of the game, here’s how to switch between them:
- From the Games Home Screen go to the Game Library.
- Select the game and press X
- Select the […] button on the screen to view options.
- Select the version of the game you want to download or play.