The PS4's release date is rapidly approaching as it is currently set for November 15th and many gamers can't wait to get their hands on the next-gen console. An interested Twitter user decided to ask (via a tweet) Sony's head Shuhei Yoshida whether the PS4's new DualShock 4 controller will offer a driver for Windows compatibility:
@Napo2k the analog sticks and buttons will work just fine
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 4, 2013
This confirms that the DualShock 4 controller will support basic Windows functions without the need for any external drivers or programs. That is great news for PC gamers whom are looking to ditch the mouse and keyboard and add a familiar controller into the mix. You may not get the full vibration support that the console gamers will surely experience, but I'm sure that isn't all that important to most PC gamers.
Just a few hours ago, another Twitter user asked if he would be able to use his own external headset (with 3.5mm jack) over the mono earbud that ships with the PS4:
@RiyadAli6 headphones will work but the mic may or may not
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 6, 2013
Since this isn't necessarily a no, there is still hope for potential PS4 owners whom are looking to use their external 3.5mm headset with the next-gen system. If it happens to work, I can already picture the massive amount of users who would be plugging in the signature white Apple earbuds/mic headset and getting their game on!
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.