#PS4 #Controller – Steam will get native PS4 controller support soon; PS4 controller used on Steam exactly same as Steam controller [VIDEO] : A Valve engineer has announced that Steam will be getting the native support for Sony’s PlayStation 4 controller. He also revealed that the Dualshock 4 controller works like a Steam controller when put through the Steam API.
Jeff Bellinghausen announced on Gamasutra that the Dualshock 4 will be coming to Steam. He also revealed that similar support will be coming to other controllers in the future. The company chose to start with the PS4 controller since it has the internal gyroscope and the touchpad, which are similar to what the Steam controller has right now.
Developer Lars Doucet revealed in the presentation that when someone uses the Dualshock 4 through the Steam API, it works exactly the same as the Steam Controller. He said that when they use it, they make the same API calls, which gets them the actions, but not the inputs.
Doucet said in the presentation that the PS4 controller has a lot of features that are the same with the Steam controller. He also said that the existing support for the PS4 controller on PC is a bit weak. The one that Steam is developing communicates directly with the controller making it more reliable.
According to Gamespot, one of the slides of the presentation shows the Dualshock 4 with the PlayStation icons. It was noted that the button icons were mapped to the ABXY buttons of the Xbox One and the Steam controllers. The publication said that it will be unlikely that the PS icons will replace the ones in-game unless the developer will program the game to do so.