Sony’s new controller is a strange machination to be sure, but, according to Sony head honcho Shuhei Yoshida, the DualShock 4 will be compatible with Windows at launch. However, only the buttons and the joysticks will work. All the other little niceties will still be reserved for PS4 use only.
This means it should be easily plug-and-playable, but it doesn’t mean it’s going to be easily picked up by PC games. You may still have to put some third party software to work to get your PC games to notice your DualShock 4.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. I’m sure someone out there already has a method for getting the DualShock 4 to work on PC as it does on the PS4. You may need some obscure pieces of hardware that didn’t initially come with your computer to get all the bells and whistles to work, but you can still do it, and that’s the point.
For most of us though, this tidbit is irrelevant. How many of you are actually going to ever even think about using a DualShock 4 on your computer? Better yet, how many of you have a Mac? On second thought, don’t answer that.
Source – Engadget