Skullgirls Encore developer Lab Zero Games, working with Naughty Dog programmer John Bellomy, have developed a USB driver that lets players use PS3 arcade sticks on the PS4 version of their game.
According to Lab Zero CEO Peter Bartholow, the USB driver works with any USB device that the PS4 recognizes as Generic, as opposed to DualShock. But while the company has Sony’s approval on the driver, it is not a a system feature that will work across all fighting games.
“Lab Zero feels very strongly about this: we think it’s better for the consumer and the industry that you be able to spend your hard-earned money buying games instead of buying a new fight stick,” Bartholow said in a statement.
For the time being, it only applies to Skullgirls. But it is feasible that other developers and publishers could use the driver to their advantage—like, say, Capcom.
The driver is currently in a public testing phase to help pad out the list of compatible sticks, and will be on hand during Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas this December.
Source: Giant Bomb