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The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Now Has Official Steam Input Support

The Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller isn’t just for your Nintendo Switch. If you want to use it for Steam, now you can. This is because the Steam Controller team recently announced that “the latest Steam Client Beta adds support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. We think it is a great device with a feature set that pairs nicely with your Steam catalog. The d-pad is ideal for fighting games and platformers and the gyro enhances aim in your action/FPS titles”. If you want to try it out for yourself, you will need to opt in for the Steam Client Beta. The Pro Controller can be used as a native configurable controller, and it even has motion control support.



  1. Nice. I’ve been using it for steam since it came out, but having official support is definitely an upgrade. I love how comfortable the Switch Pro controller is, nice and big. Doesn’t cramp my hands.

    1. So, without your added spin, the PC gets little more than the table scraps of the console scene, over a year after the fact, and if it’s anything like steam support for my other controllers it will randomly stop working occasionally. Gratz on that.

    1. How does this change anything? I thought overwatch wasn’t connected to steam, but instead, Blizzard’s own client

      1. You can put shortcuts to non-steam games into your steam client. It’ll still go through the blizzard client

      2. what RMan said.
        Though I wish there was a standalone app like DS4Windows, sometimes I find steam to be a bit laggy and some games don’t work with it properly.

        1. Yeah, sorry. Better was too subjective of a term. To me, it’s better because I’ve played plenty of Sony 1st party titles at this point that are on par with, or better than, some of Nintendo’s 1st party titles. (And I will have triggered a few Nintendo fans with that last bit. *shrug*)

          1. I got pretty bored with Sony’s offerings on PS3, when that was the only gaming system that I had.
            It might be that I no longer have 8 hours a day to play games so what Nintendo offers suffices to me.
            I do have a decent gaming PC that I have not bought any new games for since Battlefield 1.

    1. If you don’t have a steam controller and you do have a switch pro controller, I would stick to the switch pro controller. Unless you’re there for the extra mappable bumpers and trackpad.

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