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You can play these PS3 games with DualShock 4

on 25 October 2013

A Reddit user has acquired a DualShock 4 controller through his or her local games retailer and discovered a number of PS3 games that DualShock 4 is compatible with.

That's right--you can have the PS4 control experience right now, on some of your favorite PS3 games (if your local retailer is selling the controllers early, of course). The user in question, Lapwner, has put together a detailed list of what games from his or her personal collection work. Any number of caveats and exceptions exist, as you'll see, and the list will presumably be updated, so hop over to Lapwner's Reddit post periodically for the latest updates.

Right now, we know that the DualShock 4 has to be plugged in to your PS3 (it won't work wirelessly), it does not support rumble or Sixaxis, and the PS button doesn't work.

Here's the confirmed list of PS3 games that can be played, in some capacity, with the DualShock 4:

PS1 Games
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Castle Crashers
Portal 2
Far Cry 2
The Last of Us
LittleBigPlanet 2
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Heavy Rain
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Red Dead Redemption
Resistance 2 (needs a DualShock 3 to get past the start screen)
Killzone 3
Dead Space
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
MotorStorm: Apocalypse
Tomb Raider
Dark Souls
Battlefield 3
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Super Stardust HD
Diablo III
BioShock Infinite
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX

And, games that are confirmed to NOT work:

Grand Theft Auto V
Resistance 3
Jak and Daxter HD Collection (only the analog sticks work)
Gran Turismo 5