If you have just purchased a new PlayStation 4 console or just fancy hooking up a PlayStation DualShock 4 controller to your PC for gaming. You might be interested in an article published by the PC Gamers website which guides you through the process. I haven’t tried it myself as yet but apparently the process is fairly easy and setting up the required software a breeze.
The older PlayStation 3 controller doesn’t support not support XInput and at this point neither does the new PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller although it is hoped Sony will release an update to add this in the future.
Currently even though the PlayStation DualShock 4 controller will connect to your PC it only supports the older outdated DirectInput API at the current time. Pc Gamer explains a little more about the Windows support for the new PS4 controller.
“In our testing, the DualShock 4’s Bluetooth connection works well in Windows 8 and 8.1. But Windows 7 refuses to keep a connection active with our Broadcom BCM20702 Bluetooth 4.0 USB receiver. It’s likely a driver issue and may be limited to our specific radio, but others have reported similar issues. It’s unfortunate, but right now only the wired connection is guaranteed to work.
When it does work, it works well. The controller feels great, with thumbsticks that have a concave center that fits my thumb perfectly, and give just the right amount of resistance as I push them around. Issuing orders in XCOM: Enemy Within is responsive and fast with the analog thumbsticks, and switching between squaddies with the shoulder buttons works just as you’d expect. ”
For more information on the new PlayStation 4 controller being connected to a PC jump over to the PC Gamer website for details.
Source: PC Gamer