Sony’s DualShock 4 controller, which will launch alongside the PlayStation 4, is going to be compatible with Windows without a driver for “basic functions.” This was confirmed by Shuhei Yoshida, who is the president of worldwide studios at Sony Computer Entertainment. He made the confirmation via a tweet, as a reply to a question asking him if Sony would release a driver to make DualShock 4 compatible with Windows. Yoshida replied that “the analog sticks and buttons will work just fine,” and followed up by saying that the controller will have compatibility “for basic functions” out of the box.

Yoshida didn’t elaborate exactly what he means by basic functions. There’s something else that needs to be elaborated as well. It a well known fact that many non-Microsoft controllers register as Xbox controllers with Windows due to the Xinput API, it is not known for sure right now if the DualShock 4 will or will not register as DS4 with Windows. in a response to a similar question, Yoshida replied that :wait for field report after the launch.” Hopefully this will be clarified once Sony launches the PlayStation 4. Sony’s next generation console is all set to be launched, it will start reaching customers who’ve already placed their pre-orders next month.

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