Published on October 26th, 2013 | by Craig Homeyard0
PS4 Dualshock 4 will work on a Mac
Sony has seemingly revealed that their Dualshock 4 controller will not only be compatible with a PC, but an Apple Mac as well. The revelation came about due to a Vine that was released, this showed Chris Gallizi playing Hotline Miami 2 on a Mac.
As we already know the Dualshock 4 will work and be compatible with PC’s at the PS4′s launch, this however in only up to a certain extent. Now that it seems the controller will be compatible with both Microsoft’s and Apples operating systems will Sony reveal that the controller will work with Linux as well? It may make sense for them to do that, seen as Steam has started to adopt the platform and port games over to it much more frequently within recent months.
You can see the Vine for yourselves by going here https://v.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/
It is still unclear at this stage on whether this was simply a technical exercise by Sony, as nothing had been formally announced about the controller working with Mac’s prior to this reveal. Or maybe it’s down to individual developers on whether the controller will work with their games on multiple platforms.
No matter which way you look at it, its still very convincing to anyone that is buying a PS4 this fall As this means that even if they are a PC and Mac user but not a game player on these platforms, they may now be tempted to try out the platforms exclusive games as they will have a familiar controller layout to use.
It may seem subtle at first, but by allowing the controller to be used on more than just one platform, Sony could seriously cause PC game and hardware sales to increase.
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