PS4 or Xbox One S controller?

Discussion in 'Console Peripherals' started by AjwadSabano, Oct 16, 2016.

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  1. AJ_AllTheWay

    AJ_AllTheWay Member

    Hello guys! I love to play fighting games in my Razer Blade, so using keyboard and mouse would be really difficult for this case. So I was wondering which controller might have the lowest input lag under Bluetooth connectivity because a low input lag is important, especially in fighting games.
    DS4 or the New Xbox One S controller?
     
  2. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    well for either one you would have to buy an expensive adapter that costs almost as much as the controller itself if you wanted to use wireless to make it work. I know that the dualshock 4 still connects via bluetooth to the ps4 even when plugged in, but obviously that couldn't be the case with PC, so either one you choose you would be using a wired connection and getting wired connection response times.
     
  3. AJ_AllTheWay

    AJ_AllTheWay Member

    What are you talking about? If the laptop supports bluetooth, both the DS4 and New Xbox one controller have bluetooth connection which allows it to connect wirelessly using Bluetooth pairing.
     
  4. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

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    Both companies just released adapters. While it should technically be possible with both seeing as they have bluetooth, the performance isn't consistent or great due to a bit of a lack of support on the windows side.

    It is technically now possible on both with the controllers that JUST came out, but you don't want it for a fighting game, it isn't reliable enough. Bluetooth in general is designed to be a temporary connection. By design it has low security and is easily interfered with as it isn't meant to be a long lasting connection.
     
  5. AJ_AllTheWay

    AJ_AllTheWay Member

    But at the end, both of the controllers currently support wireless connection over Bluetooth. And Steam supports Xbox One controller, also they have recently supported DS4 and allowed it to be configurable. So I wouldn't be convinced that they're not great controllers on PC, but I'm only worried for the input lag.
     
  6. XarockX

    XarockX Member

    I personally went with the 2nd gen xbox one controller with the wireless pc adapter just because windows 10 has full driver support for it built in. PS4 controllers will work without the adapter but will only work correctly with certain games unless you run 3rd party software like ds4windows which makes it emulate a xbox controller.
     
  7. AJ_AllTheWay

    AJ_AllTheWay Member

    I've already said that recently, Steam has given full support to the PS4 controller: https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/13/steam-dualshock-playstation-support/
    So now, you no longer have to use DS4 to map the buttons anymore.
     
  8. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    Input lag is the exact issue I am talking about, the bluetooth connection itself is what causes it on PC.
     
  9. XarockX

    XarockX Member

    That's awesome that steam is supporting it but until Sony make drivers specifically for the DS4 controllers for Windows it will never be as well integrated as the Xbox controllers are. Hopefully Sony will do something in the future as I do prefer the DS4 to Xbox One controller.
     
  10. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    As Streetfighter's biggest fan (except for the last one which they really hurt my feelings by releasing), I am somewhat shocked that you would use a controller for these games.

    The ONLY product I would recommend for fighting games is a Madcatz TE Arcade Stick. Nothing else would suffice for me (although I would be willing to try Razer's arcade stick if they sent me a free one!).
     
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  11. Gahurissant

    Gahurissant Member

    I'm using an Xbox one S controller and I haven't noticed any lag with Bluetooth.
    I just received it and didn't mess with it a lot though.
    And you still have the possibility to plug it by USB using (nearly) any micro USB cable you have arround.

    I'm happy about it personally and I like the shape of the Xbox One controller more than the DS4 but if you're used to Sony's controller, the DS4 might be better (though I can't tell you how good the controller is when paired to the PC)
     
  12. AJ_AllTheWay

    AJ_AllTheWay Member

    That's good to hear, so are you saying that the low input lag in PC is just as good as the input lag in Xbox One console?
     
  13. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    The xbox console uses a different frequency for the connection that is much more stable, back when I messed with bluetooth on pc for shooters it was terrible, maybe its improved since then.
     
  14. Gahurissant

    Gahurissant Member

    I guess it might depends on the receiver you have but personally, I haven't noticed any difference.
     
  15. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    I just meant in general, the microsoft controllers used a proprietary connection, they didn't even have bluetooth until the new controllers that came out recently.
     
  16. Dommorak

    Dommorak New Member

    I've heard really good things about the new xbox one s controllers, I'll pick one up today and test the input lag over bluetooth compared to the wireless adapter
     
  17. AJ_AllTheWay

    AJ_AllTheWay Member

    Yes please, I will appreciate this very much.
     
  18. 2BOSS4YOU

    2BOSS4YOU Active Member

    The xbox one S controller! I have the Ps4 and xbox one and the xbox one is so much better. So I believe the xbox one S is better too
     
  19. AJ_AllTheWay

    AJ_AllTheWay Member

    Well, the old Xbox One controller works wirelessly using the Xbox Wireless Adapter, unlike the new Xbox One controller which can work using Bluetooth. So it shouldn't mean that the new controller has a better connection.
     
  20. Gahurissant

    Gahurissant Member

    If my surface pro 4 allows it I'll try some half life or portal with it tonight and I'll let you know how I feel (wired vs Bluetooth)

    As I play a lot of j-rpg input lag has never been so much of an issue
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016
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