PS4 Controller Works with a Mac

So, with the launch of the new next-gen consoles practically right around the corner, I imagine a fair chunk of you PC gamers who use controllers for gaming may be fretting about whether or not the next-gen controllers will be compatible with your rig. Well, if you happen to be a Mac user, and have a selection of Mac-compatible games, you may be happy to hear that the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller will be compatible with your Mac!

In a recent vine by Chris Gallizzi, a very short video displays a standard Jet Black PS4 DualShock 4 controller being used to play ‘Hotline Miami’ on a Mac. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical of the video at first, and thought that it was painstakingly choreographed into convincing viewers that it was the DualShock 4 that was making all the movements on screen, but after having stared at the thumbstick movements and comparing them to the maneuvering in ‘Hotline Miami’ for a bit, I’m prepared to believe that the DualShock 4 is genuinely compatible with the Mac operating system.

According to Polygon, this mini demonstration follows the previous confirmation from Sony that the “basic features” of the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller will function on regular PCs. However Sony apparently have yet to make a move on (or announce to making a move on) officially working out ways to make other features of the DualShock 4 controller (such as the touchpad) compatible with PCs/Macs.

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What do you think of the PS4 controller working with Macs? Let us know in the comments!

Chirps to Polygon, Kotaku, and Chris Gallizzi. Thank you for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!