Sony, much like Microsoft, has been trying to close the bridge between console and PC gaming. One of the ways they are tending to PC gamers is through their latest service, PlayStation Now which gives gamers the ability to play a number of video games within the Sony PlayStation 3 catalog.
It was unveiled that PC gamers would be able to access the PlayStation Now service from their desktop or laptop PCs. However, if you’re wanting to use DualShock 4 controller wireless from the PC, Sony has launched their own DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor for the PC, which officially hit store shelves yesterday.
Unfortunately, according to recent review posts on Amazon, the product has been poorly received. So far, there are limitations as to what gamers can use their DualShock 4 controller with.
While the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor does connect your DualShock 4 controller to your PC through Bluetooth, the services compatible with the controller are relatively niche. Gamers are reporting that the PlayStation 4 controller are not being recognized with most PC games and with that said, the few third-party software applications such as DS4 or InputMapper, which would allow gamers to program key inputs to their controller for select PC games, is also unable to recognize the wireless DualShock 4 controller.
Although, an update will likely fix these third-party software applications, for now, most gamers are alerting potential buyers to pass on this product for the time being. Regardless, if you’re looking to use Sony’s official applications such as PlayStation Now then you won’t likely run into any problems.
You can pick up a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor from Amazon for $24.99.