Rumor: DualShock 4 (PS4 controller) may work directly on PC, Plug & Play


There are gamers who prefer to play on PC with a console pad instead of use the combo mouse + keyboard. That’s an interesting option for some types of gameplays and Microsoft open the market with its pad for Xbox 360, a controller compatible with PC. Sony could follow the path.

Reportedly DualShock 4 will work on PC in a native way, we would just have to connect DualShock 4 through a USB cable and our PC will recognize the pad directly, we wouldn’t have to install any driver. It is also reported that the touchpad will also be able to be mapped like the touchpad on your everyday laptop.

The developers of Galak-Z were showing their game at PAX during the last week. Galak-Z was not stable on PS4, therefore the developers showed the game running on PC with a DualShock 4. The person who has brought this info, Redditor dzle, asked if this implied the PS4 controller works on PC and he obtained this answer from the devs:

Yes, it works as a regular USB controller.

Good point for Sony, if I am going to buy PS4 (or Xbox One), I would like to use the same pad with my PC. I wouldn’t want to purchase a specific PC pad for it or have to install drivers or that kind of shit. Plug & play, it’s not too hard to implement.

Thanks, Levelsave.


  • True Radiant Free

    Is the Dualshock 3 able to work on PC’s too in the same way, cause I’m not sure if I should get that or this one?

    • Maynard_VGL

      No, unfortunately DS3 does not work as a USB controller. Is not just plug ‘n play.

      • True Radiant Free

        Can I use it on my PC through Bluetooth to play Steam games and such? Cause I was wondering about doing that.

        • Maynard_VGL

          Yes, you can connect the controller. As I said, is not plug ‘n play, but you can still use it 🙂

          • True Radiant Free

            Alright thanks.

          • Maynard_VGL

            I think I may be confusing you, I’m gonna explain myself again: Yes, DS3 works as a USB controller, the difference with DS4 is that is not just plug and play, you’d have to download software in order to make the DS3 work correctly.

            With DS4 you’ll just plug the controller and you will be able to play. Directly.

            Sorry, I did not explain well previously, Christian. My fault.

  • Johnnypoopoopants

    You wouldnt want to install a driver or that shit? Lmao drivers are not hard to install and usualy take kbs worth of space. Talk about whining.