Published: Thu, May 03, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller picks up Steam compatibility

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller picks up Steam compatibility

Over on the Steam Community forums, Valve has revealed that the latest Steam client beta update now features support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, allowing users to connect their Pro Controller to their PC to use with various games.

The Nintendo Switch can be characterized by its unconventional Joy-Con, a controller that can act as one or two controllers depending how you use it, but there are some that prefer a more traditional experience for extended gaming sessions at home. If you'd like to test it out you will need to opt into the Steam Client Beta then follow the steps below. In case you missed it, this is the same page to enable PS4 and Xbox Configuration support.

At the beginning of April we heard about Steam Link adding support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, now we have official confirmation that Steam now supports the Switch controller.

From here after enabling the controller, users can set up control configurations for the Switch Pro Controller on a per-game basis, or to use the controller's regular layout across all games. For best results with the gyro, we suggest initially calibrating your controller by selecting the "Calibrate" option under "Detected Controllers".

"The full functionality of the Steam Input Configurator is at your disposal: bind the gyro, add radial menus, create action sets, etc.", Valve said.

Who's using their Pro Controller with Steam?

And now, the Pro Controller isn't just for Nintendo Switch.

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