The DualShock 4 controller can now be used wirelessly with the PlayStation 3 following a recent update for Sony's older generation console.
Posted on Reddit by user shafiggy16, users can now pair the new generation controller with the older system through the Manage Bluetooth Devices option in the "Accessory Settings" menu. Previously, the DualShock 4 controller could only be used with the PS3 via USB.
The controller is registered on the PS3 as a generic controller so only basic controller inputs are compatible. The basic inputs using the DualShock 4 on the PS3 worked when Polygon tested it out with The Last of Us; however, the PS home button did not appear to function. Once paired with the console, the DualShock4 can be used to power it on.
The PS3 system update version 4.60 rolled out June 23 to "improve system software stability during use of some features." The PS4 received a similar update shortly after with version 1.72.