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Posted by Chuck Corbin on Oct 7, 2013

PS4 Controller Will Be PC Compatible

When it comes to PC gamers who want to use a controller, most folks will end up using a wired Xbox 360 controller. And why not? Between the fact that it’s a nice, comfortable controller in general, and also the fact that because both Windows and the Xbox 360 controllers are both Microsoft products and thus will work together, it’s easy to see why folks will pick up a controller for those games that don’t work as well on a keyboard and mouse.

What if you don’t like the Xbox 360 controller, but you still want one for your PC? Luckily Sony has your back as Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios, revealed on Twitter Friday evening that the PS4 controller will be compatible “for basic functions”. That’s some pretty awesome news if you’re a fan of the DualShock 4 controller!

Of course, there hasn’t been any other info about what exactly he means by “basic functions”, or if the PC will recognize it as a DS4 instead of an Xbox-style controller. All Mr. Yoshida had to say was “wait for the field report after the launch”. But, with that being said, I would guess that while the touchpad and Share button things might not work, I’d have to guess and say that the rest of the controller might very well work splendidly. This is certainly something I’ll need to check out for myself when I pick up my PS4 November 15th!

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