Are you a big fan of the DualShock 4 controller? Do you enjoy using the device with your PC and Mac? Then here's some pretty good news: Sony's releasing a wireless USB adaptor for the controller in Europe and North America, starting 15th September in the Old World and "early September" in the United States.
The accessory will support all of your "favourite" features, including the touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and headphone jack. It'll be compatible with computer-based Remote Play, the newly announced PC-based PlayStation Now, and other applications.
It's probably safe to assume that more major PC and Mac developers will include DualShock 4 support moving forwards – a lot of games already allow you to select the PlayStation button prompts. The accessory will cost $24.99 in the US, so it's not exactly going to be cheap – but if you like playing games on your computer, then it may just be a must have.
[source blog.us.playstation.com, via blog.eu.playstation.com]
why do you need this don't dual shock already work with PCs through bluetooth?
I just downloaded a program and plug the controller in via USB. No big deal really.
I have some windows 10 games that can use a xbox controller so can these work with them
@DualWielding Well, officially Sony previously only supported wired DualShock 4s for things like Remote Play. There are however programs you can install to make the controller compatible with the PC. So yes you could more or less already use it, but this is an "official" solution.
@andrew20 It will depend on the game.
@get2sammyb It is Ty the tasmainian tiger windows 10 version
I like it but not at that price. I could probably just buy a 360 controller for 25 bucks.
Finally! Normally I connect my PS4 controller to my PC via the charging cable, but the controller just reads as an emulated 360 controller thanks to DS4 windows. Now, it will be read as a PS4 controller AND it will be wireless!
@get2sammyb Sony must be serious about September 7th if they are announcing a dongle and PS Now ahead of time.
Now all they need announce is Vita 2 with the 5gh WiFi chip and they're all set. Just don't call it Vita 2, PS4 LiveStream. Maybe they can package it with the dongle to work on PCs and TVs. PS(Vita)TV was such an abysmal failure, Vita less so, time to correct both mistakes in 1 shot.
@rjejr YES a Vita 2 NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
@rjejr Also I pay 250 for that
Now to make Logitech driving wheels compatible with the PS4, just in time for the new GT.
I'm not a fan of dongles. Blutooth or bust.
It's kind of pointless as most laptops already have Bluetooth and it's not hard to get a cheap adapter for pc. Plus with a program like ds4 you can use it with anything that supports a controller. I've been using it for a while with ds4 and it works great. I don't see how the dongle is going to change the fact that most of games don't support the ps4 pad properly anyway. Bit of a waste of money unless Sony sorts that problem out first.
Can I preorder this anywhere yet?
@starman292 so I can use my ds4 with a tiny Bluetooth dongle with emulation software?
It's making me think twice about plunging into PS Now cos I can play it on my MacBook!
Should be able to yeah.
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