If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a PlayStation 4 when it released last week, you’ll know just how much more comfortable the DualShock 4 is compared to previous versions of the DualShock controller. This has probably left you wondering how long it’ll take until you can use your DualShock 4 with other devices. We learned last month the DualShock 4 works with the PlayStation 3 as long as it’s connected via USB, but what about PCs? It looks like the extremely short wait is over as PCSX2 forum member InhexSTER has created a tool that would allow the DualShock 4 to work with Windows games.
InhexSTER’s tool maps the DualShock 4’s controls to a virtual Xbox 360 controller, which a large number of PC games support. This means that many PC games that support the Xbox 360 controller should technically work with the DualShock 4. Better yet, you’ll be able to use the DualShock 4 wirelessly if you happen to be running a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 machine. If you are running Windows 7 or below, you’ll have to keep your DualShock 4 plugged into your machine in order for it to be usable.
We can’t think of a better reason to upgrade to Windows 8 than being able to use the DualShock 4 wirelessly. Can you?