While Final Fantasy XIV works splendidly with a wired Microsoft controller, it does not exactly scream "Final Fantasy." One can hear this official Final Fantasy XIV controller from Sunflex screaming from a mile away.
First unveiled at GamesCom last month the official Final Fantasy XIV controller has more of a PlayStation aesthetic to it. It combines the technical quality of ZeroG's officially licensed PlayStation 2 controller with the range of the PlayStation 3 controllers from Sunflex's snakebyte brand into one logo-emblazoned piece of game controlling technology.
It is startlingly white. I would not recommend eating Cheetohs while playing. I might suggest wearing gloves.
The official Final Fantasy XIV PC controller is the first product to arise from a licensing agreement between Sunflex and Square Enix.
The controller itself should be available when the game launches on September 30. There is no word on price, but I'm sure there will be one.