Like I don't have enough controllers already… I think Xbox One controller is somewhat better. PlayStation 4 controller feels too soft. Yes, it has a touchpad, lights and a speaker, but the buttons’ press doesn't feels very crisp. Also the D-Pad feels kinda mushy, while on Xbox controller you can feel each direction very well. I guess I'll play with it for a while and then decide. I already know it'll be way better than Steam controller, at least in controller-based games.
It costed a lot (even though I bought it from Amazon) and it wasn't easy to get it on time, but I managed to get my hands on it. Actually, I got it this Monday, it was just a pretty busy week so I didn't really have time to do much at the evenings, besides I wanted to give the controller some test run first before writing about it.
The controller has its ups and downs. I still can't decide if it's really good or not. I think I'll just make a bullet-list of its good and bad sides and then summarize my short experience with it.
I finally bought this controller. For years I only knew PS-like controllers and never understood how you could play with D-Pad located like that on Xbox controllers. I am still yet to test it in some games, but for now it's by far not that bad as ZiPo was trying to convince me.
Just a little something I found. I have a cheap chinese PS3 gamepad (“SZMY-POWER CO.,LTD. GAMEPAD 3 TURBO”, not that it would say much though), which is properly recognized by the system, but not Steam. It turned out, the problem is with the device's permissions. For some unknown reason Steam and some games require joystick device to be world-writable. Pretty dumb, since there's only need to read what it does, not to tell it what to do.