Steam adds beta support for the PS4's Dualshock 4 controller

Steam adds beta support for the PS4's Dualshock 4 controller

Valve is adding DualShock 4 configuration to Steam

Steam adds beta support for the PS4's Dualshock 4 controller

Valve has added beta support for the PS4's Dualshock 4 controller on Steam, allowing PC gamers to easily create custom controller bindings as well as utilise the controller's touchpad and gyro.

DualShock 4 functionality has been added to Steam today in a beta update, giving the DualShock 4 the same functionality on Steam as Valve's own Steam controller, making the exact same API calls allowing the Steam API to take care os DS4 controller support in games.   

It is Valve's aim to add controller support to Steam for controllers other than Xbox's gamepad and Valve's Steam controller, with Valve working on DS4 controller support first due to the lack of native support in most modern PC titles.  

Valve is adding DualShock 4 configuration to Steam
Below is Valve's beta update patch log, detailing exactly what features the PS4's Dualshock 4 pad now has on PC. 

- Added Steam Configurator support for PS4 Dual Shock Controller. Note that this is a beta release. Enable in Big Picture settings Add/Test Controller settings. When enabled, PS4 controllers will have access to the same sort of customization/configuration support as Steam Controllers, including native API support.
- PS4 Controllers using this system can map the trackpad, gyro, buttons, etc. to keyboard, mouse, or x-input outputs and can make use of action sets, touch menus, radial menus, and so forth.
- Added New Mode – Joystick Mouse. This is a joystick based mouse control useful for stick based controllers.
- Added default PS4 templates.
- Added software calibration for non-Steam controller based IMUs to counter for gyro drift.
- Configuration Browser can now be toggled to show all available controller types rather than the default of the in-use controller type.
- Configurations can now be marked as “Unique” to a specific controller. This configuration will only be applied to that controller for that user’s account. By default, all controllers of a specific type will share a configuration unless marked as Unique.
- Big Picture now supports PS4 controller glyphs when using Steam Configurator support.


Valve is adding DualShock 4 configuration to Steam


Valve does have plans to support other controllers on PC using the Steam API in the future, making it likely that the Xbox One's Elite controller will gain Steam API support in the near future.

Gaining Steam API support will allow gamers to create custom controls for every steam game, making use of their controller's unique features like the ability to use their built-in gyroscopes and touchpads. 


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01-11-2016, 16:59:15

Do you just need a micro USB cable to use this or do you need to have the wireless adapter?Quote

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