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Sony: PS4 Controller Will Be PC-Compatible

Jonathan Lester
Controllers, DualShock 4, PC, PS4

Sony: PS4 Controller Will Be PC-Compatible

For "Basic Functions," At Least

The DualShock 4 controller will apparently be compatible with Windows PCs at launch, according to Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, though it's limited to buttons and thumbsticks as opposed to touchpad and tilt support.

As usual, Yoshida took to Twitter to deliver the news via a terse exchange with an interested fan. When asked whether the DualShock 4 peripheral would be PC-compatible, he replied, "for basic functions, yes," though urged us to "wait for field report after the launch" for specifics.

Presumably this means that we can use the analogue sticks and face buttons, but the touchpad, motion controls (and obviously the share button) won't function without some degree of tinkering or modding.

We'll have to wait for November 29th to test this out for ourselves. Since the DualShock 4 is profoundly more comfortable than its predecessor, as I discovered while playing Child Of Light, will the Xbox 360 controller have a new rival on PC?

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DivideByZero  Oct. 8, 2013 at 10:30

Sweet. Good to get some competition.

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