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Shuhei Yoshida: DualShock 4′s Analog Sticks & Buttons Will Work Just Fine With PCs for Basic Functions

October 4, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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For Japanese gamers who want to pre-buy their PS4 way ahead of the launch on February 22nd, 2014, Shuhei Yoshida and Brad Douglas have sent out reminders to let you know that pre-sales have started as of today (October 5th).

When the PS4 does come out in all regions, we already know that the PlayStation Store will run faster, with Play as you Download allowing you to play games as they download, and Shuhei said that install times for digital titles will also be improved.

Interestingly, there was also this exchange between Shuhei and a follower on Twitter, seemingly confirming that the DualShock 4 would work easily on PCs for basic functions:

Q: Any chance you guys release a driver to use DS4 with windows? Or something?

Shuhei: The analog sticks and buttons will work just fine.

Q: So it will have compatibility “by default”?

Shuhei: For basic functions, yes.

Q: But will the games automatically recognize it as a DS4?

Shuhei: Wait for field report after the launch.

What kinds of basic functions do you think the DualShock 4 will be able to perform? Let us know in the comments below.