What do you think? PS3 controller compatible with PS4?

#12NIKNIMPosted 2/7/2013 4:09:35 PM
It dawned on me earlier that the PS3 controller might actually be compatible with the PS4, which would be nice as a gamer, one less extra thing to buy.

But then I got thinking, the previous iterations (ps1,2,3) were all easily compatible with each other due to Sony's standard port design or even a 3rd party USB adapter. However the PS3 and PS4 each use Bluetooth and if they choose to, they could implement a change in the systems BT connection software that could render the dualshock3 unrecognizable with the the new PlayStation?

Hopefully the latter will never be done. How about you guys, any thoughts on the subject?
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#22NIKNIM(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 4:10:23 PM
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#3RemoteiPosted 2/8/2013 8:07:17 AM
Look at the PSPGO/VITA/PS3 Hell no it won't, backwards hardware compatibility does nothing but lose Sony money.
#4VoxwikPosted 2/9/2013 1:14:12 PM
Remotei posted...
Look at the PSPGO/VITA/PS3 Hell no it won't, backwards hardware compatibility does nothing but lose Sony money.


That's not the best of examples because controllers have in fact been forward compatible with the PS2/PS3.
#5GambitAcePosted 2/11/2013 2:49:08 AM
It will work with DS3, but it won't come with it. Instead the system will focus on multimedia capabilities and come with BD remote 3.0.

/prediction
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#6midgarPosted 2/13/2013 4:08:52 PM
If the PS4 controller actually does have some sort of motion sensing/touch pad type thing, then not likely for PS4 games.
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#7midgarPosted 2/13/2013 4:11:54 PM
From: Voxwik | #004
Remotei posted...
Look at the PSPGO/VITA/PS3 Hell no it won't, backwards hardware compatibility does nothing but lose Sony money.


That's not the best of examples because controllers have in fact been forward compatible with the PS2/PS3.


You can't exactly play Heavy Rain with a DS2 though. They've been forward compatible, but mostly only with games from the
same gen as the hardware. Personally, I hope the Cronus Device I bought will allow me to use whatever I please, like this gen.
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#82NIKNIM(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2013 6:30:31 AM
Just come across one of those Photoshop controller articles, that has a very interesting comment in the blurb...

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/02/the-magic-of-photoshop-brings-the-ps4-controller-to-life/

As Kotaku previously posted, it’s highly likely that the PS4 will use a controller that is similar to past controller designs. This notion is strengthened by the fact that the PS4 development kit supports both the Sixaxis and the DualShock 3 (both PS3 controllers). What makes the PS4 controller new and different is that it’s outfitted with a capacitive touchpad that can support multi-touch and even be “clicked”. The PS4 controller also has a “Share” button.

So hopefully and even with any slight variation that may come with th DS4, the previous models will remain compatible in their primary functions. Which is positive news.
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