Native PS4 Controller Support Set to Come to Steam

on October 13, 2016 9:48 AM

Yesterday, at Steam Dev Days, Valve engineer Jeff Bellinghausen announced native support for Sony’s Dualshock 4 controller would be coming to Steam.

What this means is that players will now be able to pair their PS4 controller directly to their PC, and use all the configurability options available currently with the Steam Controller.

According to Bellinghausen, the Dualshock 4 is just the first controller to receive this support, with similar support planned for other controllers in the future. Further, Bellinghausen went on to reveal that the Dualshock 4 was chosen as a starting point because of its touchpad and internal gyroscope, two functions that overlap with Valve’s own Steam Controller.

Bellinghausen wrapped up by saying this decision is not only beneficial for players already using their Dualshock 4 with their PC, but also means Valve will now be directly working on the controller’s support. The later of these two things means that users will no longer have to go through  third party programs.

A date for when the support will release was not divulged. Nor was any further information about what devices will come next.

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