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Steam to officially connect with Dual Shock 4, other pads soon

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Valve is baking support for Sony’s Dual Shock 4 right into Steam’s upcoming update.

Dual Shock comes to PC (officially)

Now, personally, I’ve always had a fine time with the Xbox 360 pad on my PC. It’s comfortable as all get out and works beautifully. Thing is though, it’s been around for a while and it’s maybe a little lacking on features. For those reasons alone, users of the 360 controller might want to upgrade to something else. And while the Steam controller is pretty neat, it’s not great for every kind of game.

For a while now, gamers have been using the Xbox One and the PS4’s controller for PC games. It hasn’t been in an official capacity though, and sometimes that can get… tricky. That’s especially true in the case of the PS4’s controller, since it has a touchpad and gyros.

Well, fret no more dear readers. PC Gamer is reporting that Valve has announced that a future update will allow your Dual Shock 4 to natively talk to Steam. Even better, you’ll be able to use the full controller configurability options that the service offers with it.

The update will include everything that you’d expect, which means that you’ll be able to use all the functions of the pad. So yes, that touchpad should work similarly to the Steam controller’s, and the gyroscopes will function too.

And for those of you out there who don’t fancy Sony’s latest controller? Hang on, there’s more like this one the way. No word on when that might be, but it certainly sounds like you’ll be able to use the Xbox One pad in the same way, some time soon.

As for this particular update, well there’s no word on when this will hit either. Keep your eyes out for it though, it’s been tagged with “soon”.

Source: PC Gamer

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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