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Steam to expand PlayStation 4 gamepad support in new update

Steam to expand PlayStation 4 gamepad support in new update

October 12, 2016 | By Kris Graft

October 12, 2016 | By Kris Graft
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At Steam Dev Days today, Jeff Bellinghausen with Valve Software said the company is slated to release an update that will expand Steam Controller configurability options to the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller.

That means more options for players, allowing them to tailor the functions of the PS4’s touchpad and gyro features – options that aren’t available today when using the DualShock 4 with Steam.

Co-presenter Lars Doucet, developer of Defender’s Quest, explained, “Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 Controller through the Steam API, it’s exactly the same as a Steam Controller. You make the exact same API calls, you only get actions, not inputs, and the Steam API takes care of everything.”

He said that Valve is supporting the PS4 controller first due to its overlapping functionality with the Steam Controller, thanks to the gyro and the touchpad. However, support for other controllers is planned.

The full rundown of Bellinghausen and Doucet's talk can be read here.

Upcoming user-facing configuration screen for DualShock 4



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