Valve is working so as to add support for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers in Steam. As a part of the the latest Steam beta, Joy-Cons will probably be supported both individually or as a matched pair, just like how you need to use them both means for Switch video games. If you need to attempt the characteristic out, you possibly can choose into the Steam beta — Valve has useful directions on the Steam web site — although fingers crossed that your Joy-Cons aren’t experiencing any drift.
Valve is additionally bettering its support for Nintendo’s basic controllers it sells for Switch Online subscribers, although within the beta patch notes, the corporate didn’t specify precisely how. That characteristic was launched to the general public model of the Steam consumer simply final week, letting you employ the Switch-specific NES, SNES, N64, and Sega Genesis controllers on Steam.
And if you wish to use a non-Nintendo controller with Steam, you’ve bought some choices there, too. Valve added support for Sony’s DualSense controller shortly after the PS5 was launched in 2020 and expanded Steam’s support for Xbox controllers in early 2021.