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The Cronus Max adapter we recently wrote about yesterday revealed that it was available for the Xbox One. Basically, gamers are able to use the Cronus Max adapter to plug in and use a wide assortment of various controllers from different platforms. Well, today, the PS4's Cronus adapter is available that allows PlayStation owners to extend beyond the realm of the DualShock when it comes to controller support.
As showcased in the video above, courtesy of Game Skinny, you can use the adapter to plug in a wide variety of different game pad devices, including but not limited to DualShock 3 controllers, Xbox 360 controllers, fight pads and the traditional tool of use by the Glorious PC Master Race, the keyboard and mouse. The only major drawback is that it doesn't look like the Xbox One controllers are support right now, which is a major bummer and a huge drawback, but maybe they'll work in support soon enough.
The Cronus Max uses a profile configuration that can be assigned to various input devices, very similar to the Xpadder or DXinput emulators that allow users to attach different controllers and map them to the DirectX Input configuration so that no matter what controller you're using a program can read the input device as an Xbox 360 controller. In this particular case, the adapter translates the input buttons/analogs as PlayStation 4 controllers.
The only major criticism for the adapter – in regards to being put in use for the PS4 – is that any controller that isn't a DualShock 4 loses touchscreen compatibility. The only two other controllers that are applicable for emulating the PS4's touchscreen features are the Steam controller and Nintendo's Wii U GamePad.
The Cronus also comes in handy for FGC members, as there are no decently affordable fight sticks available on the market for either the Xbox One or the PS4. And given that neither Sony nor Microsoft's latest consoles are backward compatible (either with software or hardware), it means that any of the devices you previously purchased for the Xbox 360 or PS3 to help you game better no longer work for the PS4 or Xbox One.
A lot of gamers are excited because the Cronus Max adapter opens up the eighth gen consoles for devices that aren't manufacture approved by Microsoft or Sony. The only problem is that pricing could come into play, as the Cronus adapter isn't the cheapest accessory around.
If you have the coin to spare and the know-how to get the adapter setup for your system, you can pick up a Cronus Max from a participating e-tailer through the official website for only $59.95. The Cronus is also available for the previous gen consoles as well, assuming you wanted to use the Xbox One controller or DualShock 4 with your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 4.