Last month, Valve finally rolled out Dualshock 4 Steam support allowing the community to use Dualshock 4 controllers on their PC without the need of any third party softwares. The company has now released another Steam update to further enhance that support.
After the latest update, Dualshock 4 Steam support has been kicked up a few notches as the distribution platform now also allows Dualshock 4 users to configure their PS4 controller similar to what is currently possible on controllers like the Elite for Xbox One or even Valve’s own Steam Controller.
The Steam Configurator support is accessible through the Big Picture settings. After activation, Steam will allow native API support on the controller and according to the update post,
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
Some other controller related changes mentioned in the update are:
- Modes and bindings which are unavailable to desktop and Big Picture modes will no longer be shown in the configurator.
- Added software gyro+accelerometer integration for IMUs without hardware integration. Allows Joystick-Move/D-Pad/Mouse Leaning support for the PS4 gyro input.
- 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.
These constant client updates for Steam are a norm but this one is especially important not only for the controller loving crowd but also for the various other new additions and tweaks it brings to Steam.
The update is also meant to tweak and improve the downloading and patching speeds when it comes to Steam games and other products, especially for regular hard drives. The In-home streaming feature also receives a new addition in the form higher bandwidth for 4K streaming.