The basic functions of the PS4 controller will work on Windows PCs, Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed via Twitter.
@Napo2k the analog sticks and buttons will work just fine
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 4, 2013
While it’s clear that we can’t expect some of the more advanced functionality and features included in the DualShock 4 controller to be available on our Windows PCs, the buttons and joysticks will work (which is all you really need anyway right). After all you don’t attempt playing games on your PC if you want the full Playstation 4 experience – you play them on your PS4!
It’s also a nice surprise to hear given that Windows is made by Microsoft – the very same people behind the PS4’s main competitor (along with the Wii U), the Xbox One. Just don’t hold your breath waiting for the DualShock 4 to be similarly compatible with your Xbox One!