Steam Introduces Official Support for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Steam users looking for more controller options just got a pretty good one.

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PC users who enjoy controller support for their various games are getting a new option for their Steam games. In addition to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controller support, Valve is now adding the Nintendo Switch to the list of usable controllers for the Steam platform.

According to the Steam post, anyone looking to use their Nintendo Switch Pro Controller can opt into the Steam Client Beta. The Switch Pro Configuration Support option should be avaliable under Controller Settings, where users can register the device onto their Steam account. Players can then set their controls as they wish, which includes setting the controller's gyroscope and motion control options.

While the implementation of Nintendo controllers has often been left to third parties, this is one of the first times that Valve has taken up the task of introducing an official Nintendo controller onto their ecosystem themselves. On top of that, the ability to edit and configure controls to each game should come as a boost for Steam users.

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