Sony: PS4 Dual Shock 4 Features Native PC Support
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Sony’s new Dual Shock just keeps getting better.
The controller is getting a much needed redesign for the PlayStation 4, and not only does it feel and perform better, it wants to be friends with your PC.
We’ve heard rumblings of the Dual Shock 4 working natively on PC since PAX Prime, and Sony has finally offered confirmation. On Twitter, Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida was asked, “Any chance you guys release a driver to use DS4 with Windows? Or something?”
“The analog sticks and buttons will work just fine,” Yoshida replied, adding that the controller’s “basic functions” will work on PC natively.
Pressed for additional details, Yoshida said Sony would have a full report at launch. That means we’ll find out for ourselves when the PlayStation 4 launches on November 15.
I’ve long preferred the Xbox controller for console gaming, and it’s nice to be able to plug it in and play on PC with controller-centric games like platformers. That preference could well change with the redesigned Dual Shock, especially since it will work on PC.