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PS4 DualShock 4 controller works with Macs too

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The PS4 DualShock 4 controller will work with Macs as well as PC computers when it is released next month.

Sony is extending support for its DualShock 4 controller to other platforms beyond the PS4 it seems. The company already confirmed its next-gen controller will be compatible with the PS3 and PCs, but now it has been revealed that Macs will get some DualShock 4 love as well.

A brief video posted on the Twitter-owned Vine video service revealed the increased functionality, showing the DualShock 4 playing Hotline Miami on an iMac.

Sony has yet to announce whether PC and Mac compatibility will extend to the DualShock 4’s new touchpad in the future. Earlier this month the Japanese electronics company revealed the DualShock 4 would offer “basic functions” for Windows PCs.

Speaking on Twitter, Sony Computer Entertainment boss Shuhei Yoshida added that eager gamers would have to wait for a “post-launch field reports” to find out the full extent of the DualShock 4’s PC support.

The PS4 will come bundled with one DualShock 4 controller as standard, but you’ll be able to buy additional ones for a fairly steep £55 each.

That means the DualShock 4 is priced £15 higher than the existing PS3 DualShock 3 controller, but there are a host of new features offered by the next-gen controller.

The DualShock 4 comes with a touch sensitive control pad between the analogue sticks, which can function as an additional button as well as a PS Vita style trackpad.

There is a new Share button that allows gamers to upload in-game video clips they’ve created with ease.

Sony has also introduced a PlayStation Move-like light bar at the top of the DualShock 4, which can be tracked by the PS4 and the PlayStation Camera to find out where players are located in the room and who is holding each controller.

Next, read our Xbox One vs PS4 comparison.


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