Sony’s PS4 Wireless Adaptor will hit Australia on 16 September
If you’ve ever wanted to use your DUALSHOCK 4 controller wirelessly with your PC or Mac, you won’t have long to wait.
The DUALSHOCK 4 used with Sony’s PlayStation 4 console is naturally wireless when talking to a paired PS4 console, but using it for PC or Mac gaming has either involved a direct wired connection or somewhat iffy running around with third party software to get it to pair properly.
Sony is set to release an official wireless adaptor for the PS4 DUALSHOCK 4 on 16 September that should simplify matters, albeit at a price. The DUALSHOCK 4 USB Wireless Adaptor isn’t exactly a small or subtle device, looking like a very fat USB Flash drive, but it will enable PC or Mac gamers to pair DUALSHOCK 4 controllers to their computers. Pairing like this is a 1 to 1 matter, so you’d need to re-pair to your PS4 afterwards if you were sharing a single controller between multiple platforms.
Sony’s statement is that once the DUALSHOCK 4 USB Wireless Adaptor is plugged into a PC or Mac, the pairing process should be rapid. The core idea here is that given PS4 Remote Play is supported for both PC and Mac, this allows you to more gracefully play your PS4 games even if the TV it’s plugged into is otherwise occupied.
The DUALSHOCK 4 USB Wireless Adaptor will go on sale in Australia from 16 September with an RRP of $34.95.