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PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controllers work "just fine" with PC
Posted: 07.10.2013 10:12 by Simon Priest Comments: 2
What other ways are Sony looking to nip at the heels of their major rival? Allowing their latest DualShock controller for the PS4 to work with PCs is one such way. The pad will offer "basic" functionality.

That means the core of the pad will be "just fine" with software, while the touchpad is unlikely to be used, mostly because it would make little sense to accommodate it for so small a user base.

It's unclear at this stage whether specialised software will need to be installed, or whether a simple driver plugin will get the DualShock 4 up and running like the Xbox 360 pad.

DualShock 4 controllers are being priced around £54.99 as standalone purchases. This should help out PC gamers who prefer Sony's approach to game pad design, where shapes trump letters.

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Comments

By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Oct 07, 2013
HenoKutus
Excellent!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Oct 09, 2013
FoolWolf
They should make the touch pad into a generic zone of like 4 extra buttons that could be scriptable or something for PC - that would be really nifty.