The PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller just got some extra functionality, but it’s not what you think. This extra functionality will benefit those who own a PlayStation 3, not those who own the PS4. You’ll be happy to know that the PS4 Dualshock controller now has wireless support for Sony’s last generation console.
This news comes from Reddit user shafiggy16, who posted the update on the /r/PS3 subreddit. So this means that the DualShock 4 can now be used wirelessly with the PlayStation 3 as well as plugged in through USB. So you have at least one more option. Those who own PS3s still and have tried it out, say that the controller is like a generic game controller when used wirelessly.
Some features like vibration won’t work, however the original poster claims that the PlayStation 3 will power on when the PS button is pressed. Well, at least you have the option to use your controller sans wire. That’s better than nothing. And if you have both consoles, you can just use one controller for both if you want to. No need to have those PS3 controllers hanging about, cluttering up your life. This makes things simple and easy. I’m sure it will improve too.
1. Plug in DS4 controller via USB
2. Go to Accessory Settings and Manage Bluetooth Devices
3. Scan for Bluetooth Device
4. Unplug DS4, press Share and PS Buttons
5. Once device is found, plug DS4 back in and select Wireless Controller
6. Congratulations! You now have a rumble-free DS4 working with your PS3!