Dual Shock 4 Controller Will Work on PC
If you're looking for more controller options for your PC gaming Sony has good news for you. Yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment president Shuhei Yoshida announced that the PlayStation 4 Dual Shock 4 controller will work with P.C.s "by default." Great news for people who love the Sony controller design but don't want to mess with 3rd party programs.
Yoshida-san did mention that the controller will only work for "basic functions," so I wouldn't expect the touchpad or Sixaxis to play a role. The PlayStation 4 will be releasing on November 15th. Que the d-pad arguments in the comments.....now.
Ah... Interesting! (Imagine this with the Medic's voice.)
So will it use bluetooth, wi-fi, or a usb cable to connect to the computer?
Better DS3 works wonders for the PS3 controllers on PC. And if you get a little USB blu-tooth receiver it works wonders for wireless too. But no third-party software is just another little plus.
I'm loving my ability to use my PS3 controller to play games on my computer, I was able to do the same with the early Playstation controllers as well. The one thing I'm hoping I can get rid of though is the inability to play on my computer without having the controller plugged in, for some reason Bootcamp on Mac has some issues with this. If the PS4 controller works just as well it will be a nice added perk for when I buy a PS4.
The Xbox One controller should work as well, but I'm really not interested in the Xbox One yet, I'll probably get it a week before the Xbox Two comes out like I've done with every Xbox so far.
I've been really wanting to try the Xbone's controller (the only part of it I'm interested in) because of the rumble in the triggers. That said if for some reason those don't work on PC I'll gladly get a Dual Shock 4 instead.