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Steam To Add Full Support For PlayStation 4 Controllers In Coming Update

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Valve has announced that the PS4 DualShock 4 controller will soon be fully supported through Steam thanks to an update that’s on the way.

The update in question will let players map the controller to their liking, including the DualShock 4’s touchpad and gyro abilities. At this point in time, as a reminder, some Steam games do have limited support for DualShock 4 controllers, but they are far from ‘full’ support – several games still require using a third-party program, and even fewer let you customize the controller, let alone use the touchpad and gyro capabilities of the controller. With this new update, Steam will support the controller for all games.

Other controllers were also mentioned to be receiving support down the line, but the DualShock 4 is the first to get the support – mostly due to the similarities in functionality to the Steam Controller.

It’s not known when this update will hit yet, however, so keep an eye out for the date announcement in the coming weeks.

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70 comments
  1. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    That’s nice. It’s a very comfy controller.

  2. DrearierSpider
    DrearierSpider
    October 13, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Good stuff. Been using Input Mapper for a while, and likely will continue to considering the amount of GOG games I have, but more support is always better. I largely prefer it to Xbox for games I actually want to use a controller in (Xbox is a lot better for shooters, but that’s what a keyboard and mouse are for).

  3. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 13, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Makes a lot of sense, the PS4 is at the top of the console market for years now so there’d be a lot of controllers being used on PC.

  4. qchto
    qchto
    October 13, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Awesome news.. Now if only the PS4 allowed Steam Controllers..

  5. GameZard
    GameZard
    October 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Even though I only use a Steam controller it’s great that steam is offering more choices to gamers.

  6. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Except its the worst fucking controller.

  7. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    October 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Run your GOG game through Steam once this is out (add a shortcut in Steam) and you should be able to use your PS4 controller. It works perfectly for using my Steam controller with my GOG games.

  8. Klarktastic
    Klarktastic
    October 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    que

  9. stullz
    stullz
    October 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Seconding totenglocke. It gets a bit wonky once in awhile but works great 98% of the time

  10. Psyramics
    Psyramics
    October 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    That’s just, like, your opinion, man.

  11. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    that think looks like the worst fucking thing ever tbh.

  12. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 13, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I don’t know, the Playstation controllers are pretty shittily made; haven’t met one I didn’t break from just using it and nothing else.

  13. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    October 13, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    I’m surprise this wasnt done sooner. Still, its nice to have more options with PC gaming.

  14. magicalfollower
    magicalfollower
    October 13, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Quality wise Sony controllers are pretty shitty, but anatomacally speaking they are quite nice to handle, especially the PS4 one.

  15. catazxy
    catazxy
    October 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Thats great and all, but what about the controller’s speaker and headphone jack?

  16. Bashtarle
    Bashtarle
    October 13, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Inoryt SteelBattalion support or GTFO!

  17. Casey
    Casey
    October 13, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    See, anytime people have a mini-meltdown at steam for something, I remember how they’ve done things like this which no one else has.

    There’s a reason steam is the biggest marketplace for pc games.

  18. Casey
    Casey
    October 13, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    It feels worse. The steam controller feels like a crappy third party controller your broke ass friend might have forced on you when you went over to his house to play.

  19. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Because they were the first to really make something easy to use with deals to lure people in. A better use of their time would be to make something to make specs less of an unknown thing to deal with for console gamers coming in.

  20. AR7777
    AR7777
    October 13, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    that’s strange I have 3 DS3 and 2 DS4 and none of them has ever malfunctioned.

  21. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    It is, but it’s nice for the option to be there.

  22. Casey
    Casey
    October 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    They should partner with “can you run it” and just put that in steam somehow. That would probably do the trick.

    Although publishers have a nasty habit of just saying “Oh, you’re on a laptop? It’s not supported.” even if they run perfectly fine.

  23. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 13, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    You have the hands of a little girl.
    I’ve only had them up to PS2.

  24. dathip
    dathip
    October 13, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    THANK YOU JESUS
    THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST
    HALLELUJAH!!!

    Buying Two ps4 controllers as we speak

  25. Cats736
    Cats736
    October 13, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Better that the shitty Microsoft controllers.

  26. braneman
    braneman
    October 13, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    That’s great actually, I remember it being a PAIN to get ps3 controllers working on PC. Even when you did it would eat up your bluetooth connection.

  27. Para-Medic
    Para-Medic
    October 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    But will this do away with the input lag born from interpreting Dinput and converting it to Xinput? Or is this just DS4Windows/Inputmapper ripped by Valve and patched for Steam?

    90% of games shipped on PC interpret Xinput natively and require a wrapper like DS4Windows or Inputmapper to convert Dinput to Xinput which is than sent off to the game. This process happens faster than you can blink of course but still adds input lag because of the conversion process.

    You can test this on PC by hooking up a 360 or Xbone pad in slot 1 and dedicate slot 2 to a dual-shock setup with a wrapper, boot up a fighting game and press the punch button on each controller at the same time. You’ll notice the dinput controller (dual-shock in this case) always throws the punch a few frames slower than the Xinput controller.

    Unless Valve has figured out a way to negate this, I’ll be sticking to my Xbone controller on PC for any game where performance matters.

  28. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Spotted the sony cuck.

  29. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Now let’s hope MS isn’t gonna fuck it up with a new win10 update like they did with the Xbone controller.

    I like win10 but I did “aquire” enterprise LTSB exactly because MS pushes through too much crap with updates.

  30. AR7777
    AR7777
    October 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    One question, are you per chance down syndrome? Down syndrome people tend to have problems controlling their physical strength. Applying excessive force for extended periods of time on any controller can cause them to malfunction.

  31. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 13, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Yep to this day you can still see the imprint of a dualshock 4 in the shroud of Turin.

    He died for our games.

  32. AR7777
    AR7777
    October 13, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Well he has a point, the xbox d-pad is shit.
    A friend of mine bought the “pro” 360 controller that’s supposed to have a better d-pad. You couldn’t even jump diagonally on mortal kombat 9 with that shit. It was a brand new out of the box product.

  33. Para-Medic
    Para-Medic
    October 13, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Updating the Xbox One Controller’s firmware via the Xbox Accessories app on PC fixed my issues after the anniversary update. Before that there was a driver level fix (unofficial though), around the time “The Division” came out. I’m not sure if having used that fix made my issue that much easier to resolve or what.

    Alternatively for blocking updates on Windows 10, even just the home edition, I find registry hacks work well enough. Turning off telemetry and tricking Windows into believing it’s using a metered connection was enough to avoid the Anniversary update until I installed it of my own free will to be able to play Gears of War 4 on PC.

    The future of PC gaming is literally holding games hostage until you have certain updates. Really hate that and feel kinda hopeless about it. Microsoft’s reputation with PC gamers couldn’t be any worse, and still they try not to better their image but push their own agenda. Whether we like what they’re doing or not, they will proceed forward and we will adapt or fall behind. Not looking forward to PC gaming in the next 5-10 years or so at all.

  34. chocodino
    chocodino
    October 13, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Why better your image when your “clients” essentially got no other choice? it’s just not worth the investment.

  35. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Why would someone install and defend such a draconian company and OS is beyond my comprehension.

  36. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 13, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I still think the Xbone controller takes the cake.
    Its triggers are still fucking awful though, goddamn.

  37. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    October 13, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Awesome. If this means devs will now include PS button inputs in future PC games and ports, I’m sure Smug will be happy.

  38. Will3316
    Will3316
    October 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Yay! I’ve always had a preference for the PlayStation controllers. Wish they would add support for the DualShock 3 too.

  39. Will3316
    Will3316
    October 13, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I’ve seen pictures of the first Xbox controller. Thing was made for giants.

  40. GameZard
    GameZard
    October 13, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Smug is never happy.

  41. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    October 13, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Nah, he’s pretty chill.

  42. 新選組 GoriTaicho
    新選組 GoriTaicho
    October 13, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    i mean just use inputMapper for the time being

  43. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    October 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    they feel like cheap plastic. those triggers are almost bad as the 360’s dpad. also, the dpad still sucks. they improved it but it’s still shit.

  44. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    finally i can retire my old logitech cordless rumblepad2

  45. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    xbox pad has shit stick placement and shitty clicky buttons

  46. GameZard
    GameZard
    October 14, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Lol. I wouldn’t call him chill. More like fever.

  47. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    October 14, 2016 at 1:24 am

    ds4 is the perfect combination of shitty quality materials and comfy design

  48. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    October 14, 2016 at 2:45 am

    I mean, that’s like, your opinion, man. I’ve never had a problem with him.

  49. GameZard
    GameZard
    October 14, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Don’t worry you will. ;)

  50. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 14, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Too bad there’s no real competition for windows. Linux will never be able to handle supporting even half of the software and hardware win10 does.

  51. Smug
    Smug
    October 14, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Graphics cards are the biggest problem when it comes to hardware compatible to Linux, but that’s especially due of manufacturers being huge homosexuals over their source code. As it stands now, integrated graphic chipsets from Intel work out of the box if you want something hassle-free.

    Also when it comes to softwares, PlayonLinux makes Wine a lot easier to handle (being able to create several separate virtual drives, so that not everything breaks down in case).

  52. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 14, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Dpad is great, the fact that it clicks is feel much better than most gamepads, better than the Dualshock 4 one thats for sure including the thumbsticks which dont feel like low quality rubber.
    Really, my only issue with it are the triggers which are fucking awful
    The Dualshock ones arent much better though and that shit from the square like cheap ass button prompts and to the already mentioned thumbsticks makes its pretty shitty, especially compared to the Dualshock 3 which is superior to both.

    The Xbone gamepad might feel like fake plastic, but at least it doesnt feel like a rubber toy thats ironically enough also has leds that glow with different colors.

    Hows the WiiU Pro one? I heard it was one of the best.

  53. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 14, 2016 at 10:08 am

    not a single good controller has clicky buttons. go figure.

    not even sanwa obsf 30mm are clicky. the clicky ones are used in cheap cabinets.

  54. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 14, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Why would a fightan gamepad be clicky?
    You’re not making any sense

  55. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 14, 2016 at 10:34 am

    what? what does this have anything to do with fighting games? are you implying only fighting games use these buttons?
    clicky buttons are bad period. this is proven times and times and times again. there’s a reason sanwa obsf is the de facto standard and not the clicky variant. end of story. stop being biased children for once.

  56. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 14, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Its an arcade button yes, but considering the topic at hand it still doesnt make sense, thats why I mentioned the fighter dedicated gamepads since those are the dedicated pads for use at home.
    We’re talking about personal devices here and these physical prompts cant be held on a ergonomic design that also fits two thumbsticks.

    Why are clicky dpads bad?
    Give me one reason besides the audible noise

    “Stop being biased children for once”
    You’re the one buttflustered on the internet buddy

  57. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    October 14, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Nice, I’ve just been using some generic USB controller the past while.

  58. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

    how old are you? have you ever been to the arcade? have you ever touched an arcade stick?

  59. orbo
    orbo
    October 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I got a bone controller just because of the improved dpad, had the thing for over a year now and I think it’s great.

    Don’t know what problems you’re having with it.

  60. Cats736
    Cats736
    October 14, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    “Oh noes! Someone likes a controller better than a different controller! Quick, I must think of something to call him!”

  61. Cats736
    Cats736
    October 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    ReactOS might when it’s done.

  62. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    No, my first console was the Xbox 360 and my favorite game is Halo.

  63. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    October 14, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    nice to hear that. i actually believe that the first console you have ever bought with your own money is a 360.

  64. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Its was a computer actually

  65. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    October 14, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Can you run it isn’t very accurate. It would cause more problems than it would solve.

  66. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    No, if anything I should be too weak to even accidentally have enough strength.

  67. Casey
    Casey
    October 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    CYRI is as accurate as the requirement given out by the publisher. If there were going to be problems, the publisher would be to blame, not the app.

  68. Sergio Montserrat
    Sergio Montserrat
    October 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I hope they also add support for other brands like Genius and Logitech. It’s awful having controllers around and not being able to use them because they’re not Microsoft-certified.

  69. Alex Axel Zenelaj
    Alex Axel Zenelaj
    October 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    That shit doesn’t work… I tried literally everything and it’s still not working
    x360ce was the best but for some reason I get EXCEPTIOn error

  70. LaTaleFan1985
    LaTaleFan1985
    November 19, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I’ve been using this feature with my DualShock 4 controller. Works great so far. :D