Soon It'll Be Way Easier To Use A PS4 Controller On PC

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Sick of messing with drivers to get your DualShock 4 working on PC? Worry not. The solution, as always, is a dongle.


Sony announced today plans to release a wireless adaptor for the PS4 controller that works on both PC and Mac. It’ll go on sale in early September for $25. It’s not 100% clear just how many games it will support, though, and Sony’s statement is a bit vague:

“This adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly,” Sony says, “and will enable every feature of the controller you know and love: buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack – as long as the gaming application supports these features.”

You’ll also be able to use the dongle for PS4 Remote Play and for PlayStation Now, Sony’s service for streaming PS3 games, which will launch on PC “soon.”



So, question for the readership: Do you prefer to use an XBox 360 pad, an XBone pad, or a PS 4 pad with your PC games?

I personally really prefer the XBox 360 wired controller, as I’ve got fairly large hands (I’m 6'4", and built like a willow tree that likes beer a little too much), and I find the 360 controller offers the most comfortable grip.

Mind, I don’t dislike the PS 4 controller (my wife and I opted for a Wii U and a PS 4 this console cycle; we’re primarily PC gamers, but most of our favorite franchise exclusives are either Nintendo or Sony properties), but it always feels tiny and fragile in my hands—all Sony controllers have (I actually really loved the old original XBox controller back in college)—and I worry about snapping it. I know that’s not going to happen, but, eh, it just feels less comfortable for me.

So, what’re your preferences, and why? I’m always willing to try something new when it comes to control peripherals, but I’d like to hear the reasons behind your choices!