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PS4 Dualshock 4 controller rumored to run natively on PC

| September 4, 2013

PS4 Dualshock 4 controller rumored to run natively on PC News  PS4

Using a PlayStation Dualshock controller on PC is possible.  But it has traditionally been a process that required the end-user to download additional software to get the controller to work properly.   The popular methods have been third-party, and some claim them to be “adware infested”.

It looks like Sony has made the PS4 controller compatible with PC by simply plugging it into a USB port.   This past weekend at PAX,  the developer of Galak-Z was showing their game on PC with PS4 controllers.  When one redditor asked if this was running natively without any additional software, the answer was ‘Yes, it works as a regular USB controller’.

It’s unclear whether or not the bluetooth or touchpad functionality will work as well, but if it does, it could be a game changer for PC players.  At the very least, they’d have more options at the end of the day.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 controller has been the default controller of choice for PC players over the course of this generation.

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  • TrueGTA

    Finally a PS4 article, the whole front page is Xbox, Xbox, Xbox, sick of it

    • unhuh

      Shut up, i think they deserve their praise, as latley they have been getting nothing but hate!

      • Allen

        It’s been sweet. They should be stuck in the hate hole for a little longer.

    • Mattress

      I don’t think it is this websites fault. Rather MS are making a big push to make their system look better while Sony are happy not rocking the boat as they’ve already delivered a great message. It’s just the way the cookie crumbles at the moment.

      • Gabe920

        I bet he’s just being sarcastic

    • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

      u jelly OMG LOL

  • Facts Romana

    Native controller support is always appreciated, especially in consideration of the recent platform trends. Even this generation, the 360 controller which did have native support required extra hardware to connect. Convenience is the name of the game and anything towards that is good for gamers in general.

    • njb

      i refuse to buy a 360 pad for my pc. Other USB pads are just crap.

      I can just use my dualshock with DS3 tool. It makes your computer think that its a 360 pad, plus you can remap buttons and change settings.

      Im surprised they didnt make the dualshock 3 support PC natively, Sony generally dont mind you connecting any other usb device, bluetooth or multiple media formats on their products.

      Its a good attitude, you brought the product so do what you want within reason.

      Its nice to have a choice. :)

      • Facts First

        Sad that sony has you jump through so many hoops to use the controller. Dance monkey DANCE>

    • GK15

      Well the wired Xbox controller you could just plug in and it worked natively. The wireless you needed to buy an adapter.

  • Facts First

    THe real question is why? Everybody knows the Dualshit is inferior and cheaply made.

    • Sideways M2

      Yeah, Dualshit. May I remind you that the Xbox One Controller’s main advantages over 360 is individual trigger rumbles and Bluetooth. Dualshock 4 has a touch screen, a share button, better analog stick functionality, better hand grips and native PC function.

  • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

    Only took them 8 years.

    Kinda like party chat.

    Sad really.

  • Sideways M2

    Well, good for the PC! It would be awesome if you could use the touchscreen too. The only problem I see is compatibility with old games.

  • raine204

    Actually kind of curious about this….because of the touch pad functionality, a tablet experience could be simulated using the controller swiping/gesture gimmick…..interesting….might make metro more appealing possibly.

  • R

    I wish the PS4 controller worked via Wifi, I didnt bother getting a bluetooth adapter for my PC

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