New client beta supports Nintendo’s Switch Joy-Con


from Alexander Ney
On August 4th, Valve released a beta version of its Steam client with support for Nintendo’s Switch Joy-Con controllers. The client update also offers improved support for classic switch online controllers. A day later, the sales platform pushed an unspecified fix.

Anyone who has ever felt the urge to play their PC games with Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers has been able to do so since August 4th – at least in connection with Valve’s DRM client Steam. In the recently released beta version, this offers support for the control units of the switch console – both individually and in pairs. Also, Valve gave in the corresponding post to the Steam Client Beta Group to have improved support for Switch online controllers. the relevant input devices for NES, SNES, N64 and Sega’s Mega Drive are available exclusively for Switch Online subscribers. On August 5, Valve submitted a fix that was not explained in detail.

Steam also supports many other controllers

For a long time now, games purchased on Steam have been compatible with an Xbox 360 controller or an Xbox One (Elite) controller. Sony’s Dualshock 4 (PS4) has also been on the Steam compatibility list since 2016, which was expanded to include the Switch Pro controller in 2018. The Dualshock 4 V2 controller for the PS5 can be used for many Steam games since April 2021, and a large number of Logitech and HORI controllers are also recognized.

Also interesting: Steam Deck: Update warns users of excessively high or low temperatures

But if you don’t want to rely on Steam for controller support, you can also look specifically for it on the sales platform Play with full controller support Looking for. At the moment, searching here turns up more than 32,000 results. Incidentally, Valve stopped producing its own Steam controller at the end of 2019; The group sold the remainder of the input device for 5.50 euros each.

Source: via Eurogamer