As reported by PS4 Daily on Tuesday, July 1, it appears that you are now able to connect the PlayStation 4’s controller--the DualShock 4--to a PlayStation 3 console via a wireless connection, according to several reports.
Previously, you could only connect a DualShock 4 controller to the PlayStation 3 via a wired USB connection. However, with thanks to a recent update, the PlayStation 3 now fully supports wireless connectivity with the PlayStation 4 controller.
Even though you can now use the PlayStation 4’s controller for the PlayStation 3, the process to get the console to “talk” to the DualShock 4 is a little fiddly, according to PS4 Daily.
A few steps are required in order to enable the functionality, such as sifting through a few menus and changing a few settings; it’s not a simple process of syncing up the wireless connection, and you’ll still need a new USB cable to start with. A step-by-step guide has been listed below, courtesy of PS4 Daily.
Connect DualShock 4 to PS3 with a USB cable, then turn on the console;
Go to Accessory settings in the menu;
Select “Manage Bluetooth Devices”, and use the “Scan for device” option;
Unplug the DualShock 4 controller;
While it’s scanning, hold the “PS” and “Share” buttons on the DualShock 4 controller;
When the light flashes on controller, plug back in via the USB cable and select “Wireless Controller”; and
After the registration is complete, you can unplug and use the controller wirelessly.
You can watch a quick tutorial on how to link your DualShock 4 controller to your PlayStation 3 via the embedded video below. Sony has yet to comment on this functionality; we’ll bring you more news on that should further information arise.
[ PS4 Daily ]