Among the best gamepads from the present generation of consoles is Sony's PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 control. The fantastic news: Owners of a DS4 controller can use it to get virtually all gamepad-ready Windows games. The bad: Contrary to Microsoft's Xbox One gamepads, preparing the PS4 controller onto a PC requires a bit more effort, at least when it comes to wireless use. But don't worry, we'll demonstrate how you can play your favorite games with the PlayStation controller. Incidentally, this works with both the older DualShock 4 controller and the revised version published in 2016 with the PlayStation 4 Guru.
Probably the simplest option to use the DualShock 4 controller on the PC is that the use of a traditional USB cable. Not only can the DualShock 4 control be billed via the micro USB port, but it may also be joined to the PC like any other USB device. Windows 10 admits the gamepad within a couple of seconds and you are able to use it. Especially in newer games or in the Big-Picture interface of Steam, you can now use the PS4 controller immediately. But oftentimes, you want an extra installation using a tool such as DS4Windows - more on this below.
Whether via cable or Bluetooth: You will discover that the use of the PS4 control on the PC in many games is not possible or just faulty. The reason: Microsoft uses the Xinput port on Windows to connect game controls. Most games, therefore, call for a Xinput-compatible Gamecotnroller, such as the Xbox One or Xbox 360 gamepads. Sony officially does not support Xinput, which explains why the PS4 controller isn't recognized by games such as FIFA 19. That does not matter! Several apps jump into the breach. Probably the best is the free program DS4Windows, The open source tool trickles Windows into thinking that the connected PS4 controller is an Xbox gamepad. This works with both the wired and the Bluetooth version. In practice, this means that you can control virtually all controller-compatible Windows games using the DualShock 4 controller.