Sony today announced that it’s expanding the PlayStation Now game streaming service to PC. This means that it will soon be possible for PC gamers to play games meant for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. That’s well and good, but you’ll need to pair a DualShock 4 controller to the system to get the best experience, and bear in mind that DualShock 4 PC and Mac support is only made possible by a $25 USB dongle that Sony is selling for precisely this purpose.
Along the announcement of PlayStation Now for PC, Sony also introduced a new $25 USB dongle which brings support for the DualShock 4 controller to Windows PC and OS X. Sony says that this dongle is going to enable every feature of the controller on a PC so gamers will feel right at home even if they’re streaming a title on PC.
It’s called the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor and it will enable all features of the controller, features like analog sticks, buttons, light bar, touch pad, motion sensors, vibrations, and more, provided that the game supports one or all of these features.
Even though it’s meant for playing PS Now on a PC, it can also be used for PlayStation 4 Remote Play on PC and Mac. For Remote Play, it’s also possible to use the DualShock 4 by connecting it to the PC using a USB cable.
DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor costs $24.99 and is going to be available early next month.