Does backward compatibility matter a lot to you? If so, you will be glad to know that the next generation Playstation 4 controller DualShock 4 is somewhat compatible with PlayStation 3.
This came out in a video posted on YouTube by user Udetto who took the liberty to try out the controller by attaching it with a PlayStation 3 on various games with and without being wired.
His video shows a playthrough of the training mode of Urban Trial Freestyle which he managed to complete without much ado. The controller worked flawlessly on that but failed at playing FFA 14 on the same PlayStation 3.
He also tried to make the controller work wirelessly but as it turns out, Playstation 3 and Dualshock 4 are not compatible that way. “Games which require the controller to be wireless or in wireless mode or whatever won’t work,” says the YouTuber.
We have already reported that DualShock 4 will be compatible with Windows PCs even without drivers. Which was somewhat confirmed by Sony when Shuhei Yoshida said that “the analog sticks and buttons will work just fine,” instead of agreeing outright.
This is a plus one for Sony in contrast to Microsoft because they confirmed that Xbox One controllers won’t be compatible with PC until drivers are released.
Sony on the other hand has confirmed that forward compatibility won’t be allowed for PlayStation 3 controllers on PlayStation 4.
Jet Black, Magma Red, and Wave Blue colored DualShock 4 controllers will be available separately in the market for $59.99 upon the release of PlayStation 4.