Sony’s Worldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida, has announced that the DualShock 4 controller – Sony’s new controller for the PS4 – will work with Windows PC’s on the consoles launch.
When asked to what degree the controller would work, the president replied:
@Napo2k for basic functions, yes
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 4, 2013
Users of course wanted more details, but they were skant, being told to wait for the field report post launch. This means that in all probability the touch functions will not work on launch, and that vibration may or may not be functional. That said, it’s an improvement over the requirement of third party software for the DualShock 3, with most developers preparing their games on PC for keyboard and mouse with Xbox 360 controller compatibility.
PlayStation 4 launches November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe.