Sony’s new controller for its next gen system, the Playstation 4 will be compatible for PC. For those who are a fan of the playstation controller, this is great news for you. Although, the Xbox One’s controller is also compatible for PC on day one, we all know that the PS4’s controller is more superior in terms of design and comfort. It is essential that the responsiveness of each controller is important. People who love the placement of the analog sticks for the Playstation will certainly be satisfied with the new aesthetic of the Playstation 4’s controller. Personally, I prefer the placement of the Playstation’s analog sticks being aligned with each other, as opposed to the xbox’s top and down analog sticks.
The most important aspect that differentiates both controllers is the directional pad. Clearly, the Xbox 360’s directional pad is inferior than the Playstation 3’s, when using the controllers for fighting games, the d-pad for the xbox is really awkward. Although, this has been improved in the Xbox One, the Playstation 4 still has an edge if we compare it to all generations of Sony’s controller.
PC gamers will be satisfied with the Playstation 4 controller in their hands. I’m glad that we have freedom in choosing which controller we prefer in the future. As always, Playstation will always be ahead of Xbox. Sony and Microsoft has a strict competition leaving Nintendo behind, but competition is always good for business because each company gives its best to please its consumers. It’s also the same with the controllers, its design and feel is always top priority. So far, the Dual Shock 4 has the edge, and that’s a good thing.
Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida said that the DualShock 4 “analog sticks and buttons will work just fine.” However, he did not mention whether any support will be necessary to facilitate the compatibility. The PlayStation 3 controllers require third-party support in order to function. -IGN