I have the Playstation 3 version of this same controller. As much as I had wished for a way to make that one work for my Playstation 4, there was no way, (unless you know how to decipher all of the videos of people that claim they did.) I love flight simulation games of all descriptions; Atmospheric or space versions. Fixed, rotary or futuristic space drive systems. While I am comfortable with the Playstation controllers, they're not the greatest for flying games.
After I purchased Elite Dangerous, it became very apparent that I was in need of a better flight control device than the standard controller. (Too many "fines" for excessive time in the space dock entrance, while exiting the stations.) After finding a major sale reduction on the Thrustmaster HOTAS 4, for the Playstation 4, I knew it was time for me to break down and buy this! I have no regrets whatsoever! (And I've yet to get anymore space dock fines on Elite Dangerous!)
Based on my experience with the Playstation 3 HOTAS, I knew the quality of the Thrustmasters devices and had no fear that this one would perform any less, or be of any lower quality. Connection to the system was flawless. It was immediately recognized by the Playstation 4, and capable of being used for the home screen navigation.
In game, the controls performed without a hitch. In fact, because of the button layout on the flight stick and throttle, (which can separate, via an Allen wrench and four screws on the bottom,) I was able to easily utilize in game controls that were extremely difficult on the standard Playstation controller. Each button on the standard controller is represented on either the flight stick or the throttle. The flight stick itself is capable of a "twist" feature, that will allow rudder control on an aircraft. If that isn't to your liking, there is a rocker lever on the front of the throttle grip that will function as a rudder control as well.
I haven't tried any other games, other than Elite Dangerous, but I feel quite confident that it's performance will more than exceed my needs. A very good purchase for anyone that fancies themselves a flight sim fan.