Today Steam announced some new features that will be coming to the beta version of their software.

This comes as part of an update that was pushed for Steam last night, it was promised to users last month and it will add support for PlayStation 4 controllers.

It will be available to those who have the beta version of the software, and it adds support for the controller’s touchpad and gyro. With the feature.

Valve promised this introduction for Steam back in October, and they plan to add support for various other controllers in the future.

Here’s the full list from the patch notes.

  • Added Steam Configurator support for PS4 Dual Shock Controller. Note that this is a beta release. Enable in Big Picture settings
  • Add/Test Controller settings. When enabled, PS4 controllers will have access to the same sort of customization/configuration support as Steam Controllers, including native API support.
  • PS4 Controllers using this system can map the trackpad, gyro, buttons, etc. to keyboard, mouse, or x-input outputs and can make use of action sets, touch menus, radial menus, and so forth.
  • Added New Mode – Joystick Mouse. This is a joystick based mouse control useful for stick based controllers.
  • Added default PS4 templates.
  • Added software calibration for non-Steam controller based IMUs to counter for gyro drift.
  • Configuration Browser can now be toggled to show all available controller types rather than the default of the in-use controller type.
  • Configurations can now be marked as “Unique” to a specific controller. This configuration will only be applied to that controller for that user’s account. By default, all controllers of a specific type will share a configuration unless marked as Unique.
  • Big Picture now supports PS4 controller glyphs when using Steam Configurator support.

Source: Steam

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