According to Redditor dzle, the developers of Galak-Z confirmed last weekend at PAX Prime in Seattle that all PlayStation 4 controllers will work on computers simply by plugging them in via the micro-usb connector without any finagling. It is also reported that the touchpad will also be able to be mapped like the touchpad on your everyday laptop. If this all comes to be true, the PlayStation 4 may just become the next generation controller you have to have for PC gaming.
According to the Redditor, “Galak-Z currently is not stable on the PS4. Thus they had PCs with DS4s [Dualshock 4’s] on the show floor running the game. I asked if this implied the PS4 controller works on PC, which he said ‘yes it works as a regular USB controller’.” Also implying that the PlayStation 4’s Dualshock 4 will work as a simple plug-and-play controller, possibly even with bluetooth (if we’re lucky.)
As it stands, most gamers prefer the Xbox 360 controller for the most comfortable computer gaming – we’ll have to see how that opinion fares come November 22nd when both competitors consoles go head to head.
We’ve reached out to Galak-Z and Sony to confirm this and will update should we hear back.
Update: Galak-Z’s Team has gotten back to us. Stating: “We have no official comment on this rumor. Nor do we have any comment on the conversation nor context of any related conversation.”