If you are a fan of the PC Engine, you might be interested in a new adapter that lets you use any USB controller with your retro console. The USB-2-PCE adapter is a device that plugs into the PC Engine’s controller port and converts USB signals to PC Engine signals. This means you can use a variety of modern controllers, such as Xbox, PlayStation, 8BitDo, Sega AstroCity Mini, and more, with your PC Engine games.
The USB-2-PCE adapter has some impressive features, such as:
- Standard or 6-button modes
- HID Mice to PCE Mouse
- HID Keyboard to PCE Controller
- Integrated Multi-tap
- USB Hub Support (experimental)
- Firmware Updatable
The adapter is compatible with any USB controller that supports X-Input mode, as well as some specific controllers that have been tested by the developer. Here is a list of some of the compatible controllers:
- Any USB controller with X-Input mode
- 8BitDo PCE 2.4g USB Receiver
- 8BitDo USB Wireless Adapters (Red/Black/Gray)
- Xbox (OG/360/One/Series)
- PS Classic USB Controller
- PS4 DualShock 4 Wired
- PS5 DualSense Wired
- Sega AstroCity Mini USB Controller
- RetroBit Sega Genesis 6-button USB Controller
The adapter also includes a 1 meter miniDIN-8 male to male cable for connecting to the PC Engine. If you have a TurboGrafx-16, you will need a separate adapter to convert the controller port.
The USB-2-PCE adapter is available to pre-order now at https://controlleradapter.com/products/usb-2-pce for $60 plus shipping. It will be released in May and shipped to customers worldwide. If you want to enjoy your PC Engine games with more controller options, this is a great opportunity to get your hands on this innovative device.