CronusMAX PLUS PS4 Full Cross Over Support

The Wait Is Over

The wait is finally over. Presenting the new CronusMAX PLUS Firmware v1.20 with full PS4 Cross Over Controller Support!! Many said that it couldn’t be done, yet we have made the impossible possible by engineering a state of the art USB gateway that enables the CronusMAX PLUS to communicate with the PS4 controllers security authentication via a simple USB hub, allowing it to stay connected full time without the disconnects or resets that have plagued the device for the last 2 years. This also cures the “kick back to menu” issue if you were a second player in a fighting games such as Mortal Kombat X or Street Fighter 5 – at last, making the CronusMAX PLUS 100% Pro Tournament Ready! All the hard work is done in this latest v1.20 firmware release – all you need to do is add an extra USB port to the CronusMAX which can be done by connecting a simple USB Hub. This new USB Hub support also supports Xbox One & Xbox 360 consoles so it makes controller authorization easier than ever before!

CronusMAX PLUS Firmware v1.20 Features:

  • Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, WiiMote & Wii U Pro Controllers on PS4 via USB Hub
  • PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, WiiMote & Wii U Pro Controllers on Xbox One via USB Hub
  • Xbox One, PS4, PS3, WiiMote & Wii U Pro Controllers on Xbox 360 via USB Hub
  • Supports Bluetooth Adapters for Wireless PS4, PS3, WiiMote & Wii U Pro Controllers
  • Supports Xbox 360 Wireless Receivers for Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers
  • No More 10 Minute Disconnects/Resets on PS4
  • No More Inconvenient Two-Step Controller Authentication Process on PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360
  • No Expensive Custom Add-ons Required
  • No Lag & No Effect on Other Players – Perfect for Tournaments
  • Bonus Feature: Added Support for the new Xbox One Elite Controller!
  • Click Here For Step by Step Instructions For Each Controller
  • Click Here To Buy Now!

So What’s the big deal?

You may be wondering why we’re making such a big noise about this new feature, but believe us when we say this is a game changer for the CronusMAX PLUS, and anyone who is already a user of our product and has a PlayStation 4 will definitely agree.

Basically, the PlayStation 4 has a security check in place for controllers where it detects to see if an original Dualshock 4 controller is connected. If it finds that it’s not there it will shut down communication between the console and the controller. We had a workaround called PS4 Partial Cross Over Support where if you were using a non-Dualshock 4 controller (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, WiiMote or Wii U Pro), the connection would automatically reset every 10 minutes, or you could run a GPC script where you could manually reset the timer yourself. Unfortunately this created two problems. The first problem was that it created a disconnection between the controller and console during gameplay that lasted around a second. We tried to minimize this to be as unobtrusive as possible, however some games had a more negative impact than others and it was at best an inconvenience and at worst made certain games completely unplayable for some gamers, particularly those who were serious about fighting games or first person shooters. The second problem had more of a dramatic effect with professional tournaments – if there was a second player, when the authorization timer reset for the first player, the second players profile kicked them out of the game and to the profile selection screen on the main menu – forcing the game to stop and the player would have to select his/her profile to continue – and this would happen every 10 minutes. Not good.

Thanks to our talented team of engineers, all of these problems are now finally solved. Our goal was to make the process of authentication as seamless and as simple as possible. The challenge was to re-engineer the firmware so that we didn’t have to manufacture a custom add-on, causing further delays and unnecessary extra expense to our customers – so all this requires is a simple firmware update and the only extra hardware you need is a cheap, off-the-shelf USB hub, and most of you will already have one in your home or office. We’ve tested many and found that any decent quality 4 port USB 2.0 hub will work perfectly fine. It doesn’t need to be expensive and it doesn’t need to be powered or anything fancy. We will of course come up with a list of recommended hubs for you to purchase and we will make sure our store is stocked with a recommended brand too.

How does it work?

It’s really very simple. You connect the two controllers to the USB hub depending on which console you are using (see PS4, XBOX ONE & XBOX 360 methods below), plug in the USB Hub’s cable into the CronusMAX PLUS and then plug the CronusMAX PLUS into the console. Erm, yeah – that’s it.

The CronusMAX PLUS is reading the USB Hub….


The controller is authenticated and you’re ready to game!



Connect the authorization controller (Dualshock 4 via micro USB cable) to USB Hub Port 4.
Connect the crossover gaming controller (Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro, Wiimote) to USB Hub Port 1.


Connect the authorization controller (Xbox One via micro USB cable – remove any batteries) to USB Hub Port 1.
Connect the crossover gaming controller (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro, Wiimote) to USB Hub Port 4.

XBOX 360

Connect the authorization controller (Xbox 360 wired controller – not a play & charge kit) to USB Hub Port 1.
Connect the crossover gaming controller (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro, Wiimote) to USB Hub Port 4.

When you power cycle the PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles, the controller will simply automatically authenticate itself – a HUGE improvement on how authentication was previously done. Some USB Hubs won’t auto power on the Xbox One controller, which is fine you just simply hit the guide button so it lights up on the Xbox One controller and a few seconds later everything will automatically authenticate (the LED on the CronusMAX PLUS will change to 0, or the number of the last memory slot used if you have a Gamepack / GPC Script installed) – no more swapping around controllers, unplugging and replugging and messing around – just sit back and game!

Another great part of this feature is the CronusMAX PLUS will completely shut down all button/trigger/d-pad/analog stick/rumble/touchpad functions of the authorization controller so that there will be no interference whatsoever with your main gaming controller. Once it’s hooked up you can just leave it connected and forget about it.

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When connecting an Xbox One controller to a PS4, some USB Hubs won’t power on the controller automatically so you simply hit the Xbox button so that it lights up and is detected by the CronusMAX PLUS, but you must do this before the LED displays AU or you will have to unplug the CronusMAX from the console and start again. You do get plenty of time though. TIP: If the Xbox One controller doesn’t seem to authenticate or is taking longer than usual, hold down the Xbox button as you are connecting the CronusMAX PLUS to the console – it will authorize in seconds.
You may be asking what’s all this authentication business that we keep yapping on about. Well, each controller has to respond to several security challenges from the console to make sure that unlicensed or unauthorized controllers aren’t being used. What the CronusMAX PLUS does is pass-through the security challenge(s) between the authorized controller and the console thus fooling the console into thinking that it is the controller used for authentication.. This keeps the CronusMAX 100% legitimate without breaking any of Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo patents, licenses or copyrights. Which is why you can find CronusMAX PLUS endorsed and sold by Americas biggest electronics and games retailers retailers, Best Buy and Gamestop. It’s also why it is completely safe to use on PSN or Xbox Live.

USB HUB Port Numbers

Probably the most technical thing you’re going to have to do is work out which are the port numbers on your USB hub. It’s super easy to do using a free tool from Microsoft called USB View and most are in order 1234 or 4321 but some can be a out of sequence.

Click Here to download Microsoft USB View

Simply open USB View and plug in the USB Hub to your PC. Find the Hub in USB View (you’ll see it appear when you plug it in) and then connect a controller to each port to see what the port numbers are. See the images below for a demonstration of an Xbox 360 Controller being connected to each of the 4 ports of a Targus ACH114 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub. You will see that each port number is marked by Loc951 (Port 1), Loc952 (Port 2), Loc953 (Port 3) and Loc954 (Port 4). As soon as you know your USB Hub port numbers you’re good to go!

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USB HUB Port Number Examples

These are hubs we’ve tested and are working great. As you can see numbers have been added to illustrate what we mean by USB Hub Port Numbers. We have researched the best prices for these USB Hubs online and provided direct store links on each picture.

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Video Demonstration

Here’s a video to demonstrate how everything works with a CronusMAX PLUS and a USB Hub.

So that’s pretty much it. No more disconnects or auth timer resets. No more kicking back to the profile menu if you’re a second player on the PS4. No more inconvenient two-step authorization procedures every time you power cycle your console. Oh, and you have full Xbox One Elite Controller support too. This ones a game changer folks, and there’s much more to come.

Important Info For Older Cronus Versions

The USB Hub feature is designed for the new CronusMAX PLUS v3 hardware (Click Here to check out the different versions). Earlier in the year we allowed legacy models of the CronusMAX to upgrade to the CronusMAX PLUS firmware free of charge, however a small percentage of those CronusMAX v1 and v2 hardware revisions may not be compatible with this particular feature. All other functionality will work perfectly fine including Xbox One Elite controller support, only the USB Hub support will not function. This is a hardware limitation and there is no possible workaround. If your older device is not compatible, the firmware version will update to 1.10 instead of 1.20. You will have access to every feature except for USB Hub/PS4 Crossover Full Time Authentication. If you wish to have USB Hub support you will need to upgrade to the new CronusMAX PLUS (v3) – Click Here for a list of authorized retailers.
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