President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has just confirmed in a Twitter post that the PS4’s controller i.e. the dualshock 4, will be capable of performing basic functions on a Windows PC.
While the statement itself is vague, he further mentions that the analog sticks and buttons should work “just fine”. If both the buttons and analog sticks will function, then all that remains is the touch pad, which would presumably require native driver support. Here’s to hoping Sony delivers with those drivers in a timely manner. As for the speaker and light bar, they’ll probably remain non-functional, given their lack of utility on the PC.
In any case, this should come as great news for PC gamers who’re looking for an alternate to the Xbox 360 or, in future, the Xbox One controller.
Stay tuned for further confirmation on the Dualshock 4’s compatibility with the PC.