The Dualshock 4 controller is arguably the best PC gaming controller ever made, even surpassing Microsoft’s Xbox controller in many gamers’ books. And now there’s great news for those who like using it as their goto controller for PC gaming.
The world’s most popular digital gaming service, Steam, will soon be adding full Dualshock 4 controller configuration support to Steam. This news was announced by Valve’s Jeff Bellinghausen during a Steam Dev Days Conference.
The DS4 will be first third-party controller to get full Steam configuration and Valve promises others will follow suit as well. This move will “add full configurability to controllers other than the Steam controller”.
Valve explained that using the PS4 controller through its API is “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.
Valve also said the DS4 is a rather solid controller with a host of cool features.
It’s also got a gyro and a touchpad, so it’s got a lot of overlapping functionality with the Steam Controller,” they continued. “Also, existing native support for the PS4 controller on the PC is a bit weak; in this case Steam itself is communicating directly with the device so everything [is] nice and reliable.
Valve also explained how this would allow players greater freedom in using the DS4 controller while playing games through Steam.
This means that players can pair their PS4 controller directly to their PC and use all the configurability options available to the Steam Controller, including use of the PS4 touchpad and gyro.
Microsoft’s Xbox controller is likely to be next in line for full support but for now, PS4 fans can rejoice as their favorite controller is soon going to be fully compatible with Steam.