A quick warning: this involves purchasing a dongle (costing between £12 – £20). If you don’t want to spend money, this information will sadly not be of much help!
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Octopath Traveller on Game Pass is the only game which simply won’t detect the controller… I’m using a PS4 controller, connected wirelessly via Bluetooth which Windows detects as an XBox 360 controller thanks to DS4Windows. Ordinarily, this works with everything…as long as the DS4 software is running, any games which support a controller will treat the Playstation 4 controller like an XBox controller and runs with no issues.
As evidenced by the numerous posts on the topic…
I solved this problem with a “Wireless Controller Adapter” from Amazon. There are a number of options available, so I went with the one that will also work with PS5 controllers – just in case there’s a miracle and a PS5 is available to buy.
It’s about as Plug-and-Play as you can get.. just plug the dongle in, put your PS4 controller in pairing mode by holding the PS Button and Share together for around 4 seconds, and when the light starts blinking, press the button on the dongle. From then on, just press the PS button on the pad to turn it on and it will automatically connect to your Windows PC.
It’s extremely responsive – completely on par with a wired XBox controller – and the vibration works flawlessly.
Click below to grab an adapter – check the other options available of course; you mgiht not be interested in JoyCon and PS5 support, so save yourself £5 and grab the model down.
Both feature extremely fast setup, super responsive – truly it’s like using a native controller.
I’ve tested with Street Fighter 5, Final Fantasy XIV and Resident Evil Village – it’s like playing on a Paystatio, except with next-gen graphics.
(If I found a zero-cost solution, I’ll be the first to share it!)