Published: Thu, May 03, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

Steam Adds Official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Support

Steam Adds Official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Support

The Switch Pro Controller is treated every bit as well as an Xbox One or PS4 controller, allowing you to use either the standard Nintendo configuration or create your own, even on a game-by-game basis.

The support comes from the Steam Client Beta, and is expected inside Steam's official client release shortly. Once the "Steam Beta Update" has been selected and the client has been restarted, the Switch Pro controller should now appear. The switch Pro Controller is also a really well-designed controller that's easy to use too so that's a plus.

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That said, no one makes a D-pad quite like Nintendo, and the Pro Controller is no exception. They will then need to pair their controller with their computer and register it to their Steam account. Valve recommends calibrating the controller manually to ensure that all is well with the gyro, after which you can create or load a controller configurations for individual games. The full functionality of the Steam Input Configurator is at your disposal: bind the gyro, add radial menus, create action sets, etc. "If you prefer to start from a community config, press X and browse the options". Bring up the overlay with the "Home" button to tweak your config on the fly.

After all that, it's finally time to launch your game.

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According to YouTuber Drewoof, itworks on the PC via Bluetooth.

What's your favourite controller for playing PC games? He also claims it would work in Steam Big Picture Mode, which Valve is only supporting officially now.

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