One of the best gamepads from the present generation of consoles is Sony’s PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller. The fantastic news: Providers of a DS4 controller may utilize it for virtually all gamepad-ready Windows games. The bad: Unlike Microsoft’s Xbox One gamepads, setting up the PS4 controller onto a PC requires a bit more effort, at least in regards to wireless use. But do not worry, we will show you how to play your favourite games with all the PlayStation controller. Incidentally, this works with both the old DualShock 4 controller and also the revised version published in 2016 with the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Probably the easiest choice to use the DualShock 4 control on the PC is the usage of a traditional USB cable. Not only can the DualShock 4 control be billed via the micro USB port, but it may also be connected to the PC like any other USB device. Windows 10 admits the gamepad in a few seconds and you can use it. Especially in newer games or at the Big-Picture interface of Steam, now you can use the PS4 controller immediately. However, in many cases, you want an extra setup using a tool such as DS4Windows – more about this below.
Whether via cable or Bluetooth: You will find that the usage of the PS4 controller on the PC in several games is not feasible or only faulty. The rationale: Microsoft employs the Xinput interface on Windows to connect game controllers. Most games, therefore, call for a Xinput-compatible Gamecotnroller, like the Xbox One or Xbox 360 gamepads. Sony officially doesn’t encourage Xinput, which explains why the PS4 controller isn’t recognized by games such as FIFA 19. That does not matter! Several programs jump into the breach. Probably the best is the free app DS4Windows, The open source tool trickles Windows into believing that the connected PS4 controller is an Xbox gamepad. This works with both the wired and the Bluetooth version. In practice, this usually means you could control virtually all controller-compatible Windows games with the DualShock 4 control.