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Valve To Add PS 4 Controller Support To Steam In Future Update

Valve To Add PS 4 Controller Support To Steam In Future Update

During Steam Dev Days, Valve’s annual conference focused on developers, Jeff Bellinghausen announced that Valve will release an update that adds DualShock 4 support to Steam’s Controller configuration settings, bringing the improved optimization for the beloved PS 4 controller.

As reported by Gamasutra, developer Lars Doucet (Defender’s Quest) said, ““Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 Controller through the Steam API, it’s exactly the same as a Steam Controller. You make the exact same API calls, you only get actions, not inputs, and the Steam API takes care of everything.” The Steam controller and the DualShock 4 have a lot of overlapping capabilities, thanks to the DualShock’s gyro and touchpad. The Steam controller offers quite a large number of cusomization options, enabling the players to play even strategy games with the controller. Something similar can be expected from the DualShock 4 as well, considering the similarities.


A noteworthy thing is that the PlayStation buttons are mapped to the ABXY buttons of the Xbox One controller in the pic above, meaning that it’s likely we won’t see an icon change within the game, unless the developers of the corresponding games add the functionality themselves.

A couple of months ago, Sony announced a wireless adapter for the DualShock 4 for the PC. Additionally, the company will also be bringing its streaming service, PlayStation Now, to the PC. Not all the games have the support for DualShock 4 presently. However, with Steam adding support for the PS 4 controller, it’s safe to assume that the situation will change sooner than later.

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