Microsoft has announced the price and release date for the standalone Kinect 2.0 for Xbox One.
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!