PlayStation 4 controller is backwards compatible with the PS3, usually - will future joysticks follow suit?

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • October 22, 2013 at 6:26 p.m. PDT
PlayStation 4 controller is backwards compatible with the PS3, usually - will future joysticks follow suit? An interesting video popped up on the interwebs yesterday showing that the PlayStation 4 controller is actually backwards compatible with the PS3 — at least when it's hooked in via a wired connection.

Udetto created a video demonstrating this in action, but he noted games that require a wireless configuration/elements would not be supported by the new PS4 controller, at least currently.

Still, when next generation joysticks start hitting the PS4, it's likely/possible you'll be able to use them on your PS3, which would be a pretty nifty thing to have going for the FGC. Also, if you're a pad player, and like the new controller setup, this is potentially good news as well.

There's no word yet if you could use a PS3 Dualshock Adapter to game on an Xbox 360.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.

Video from Udetto, submitted by Tenchi_Sokaigen.

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