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Skullgirls Encore PS4 video shows PS3 arcade stick compatibility

Lab Zero Games looks to have cracked an interesting nut for the upcoming Skullgirls Encore on PS4, showing off PS3 arcade stick compatibility.

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As part of Lab Zero Games' efforts to bring Skullgirls Encore to PlayStation 4, the developer has been looking into ways to bring PlayStation 3 arcade stick support to the next-gen version. Interestingly, the studio appears to have made actual progress.

A new video uploaded by lead developer Mike Zaimont reveals a custom USB driver uploaded into the current Skullgirls Encore PS4 build, which allows previous-generation arcade sticks to be used flawlessly. The driver will only work with arcade sticks, since it identifies them as a generic third-party USB joystick, so don't look for DualShock 3 controllers to work here. Of course, any DualShock 4-exclusive features, like the Home and Share buttons, will still require a PS4 controller for use.

The full video can be seen below. Marvel as Zaimont institutes the kind of backwards compatibility that next-gen fighting games like Killer Instinct have yet to pull off.

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