Sony’s DualShock 4 controller is compatible with Macintosh computers.
We’re still a few weeks away from the PlayStation 4 launch, but DualShock 4 controllers are already starting to appear in the wild. Today Chris Gallizzi, whose Twitter profile identifies him as a “Game Hacker” and “Breaker of Things,” posted a short video of the DualShock being used as a basic control pad on a Macintosh.
Obviously, Apple computers aren’t typically preferred by gamers, but Macintosh compatibility isn’t terribly surprising. Earlier this month, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, revealed that the DualShock 4’s basic functions will “work just fine” on a PC, which probably means that they operate on the same standards that are currently supported by Windows and Mac OS.
Plus, Mr. Gallizzi is playing Hotline Miami, which doesn’t exactly use a complicated set of controls.
So far, Sony hasn’t revealed plans to expand the controller’s PC compatibility past the most basic functions. This means that some of its more impressive features, like the front-facing touchpad or motion controls, probably won’t be supported. So, at this point, the DualShock 4 is about as functional as one of those bargain-bin controllers that you might find at Walmart.