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Xbox One Elite Controller Support Added to SteamOS
While Value probably would prefer owners of the Steam Machines to use their Steam Controllers, people obviously want to use others too. It looks like the company are aware of this, as they are giving the ability to use the Xbox One Elite Controller through SteamOS.
Digital Trends is reporting that Xbox’s new controller will now be supported in Steam’s Operating System, as well as Bluetooth headsets. This change will come in version 2.60 which also comes with a variety of fixes for such things as security issues relating to the bespoke version of the Linux software.
One thing that is worthy of note is the fact that the version of the controller is the wired version, even though there is now Bluetooth support in Steam OS now. This compatibility affects the normal Xbox One controller too.
The Bluetooth support is actually part of the Beta version of the OS, and can be enabled through Settings > System > Bluetooth in Steam Big Picture Mode. Interestingly, support for the DualShock 4 is included in this functionality where the Xbox controllers aren’t.
This controller will come as good news to those looking forward to some of the future Steam OS supported games. This is especially the case for Street Fighter V where the elite controller may come into use with its added functionality. Hopefully the supply issues with the controller won’t be an issue though as they appear to be back in stock now.
Will you be using the Xbox One Elite Controller with the Steam Machine? Let us know your thoughts on the controller, and operating system in the comments section below.