Dualshock 4

Steam’s support for Sony PlayStation’s popular controller DualShock 4 is finally here to be tested.

Steam’s DualShock 4 support was announced by Valve in Steam Dev Days. Now it’s officially here. It can be used right away, because it’s supported now, but officially the project is still in beta. After a tad bit testing and work, it will be available normally.

You might be concerned about the customizing capability DualShock 4 will have when connected to Steam games. Rest assured, they have it covered. All the customization and configuration abilities are exactly how they function in PlayStation.

Playing with DualShock 4 controllers can be easily turned on in the Add/Test Controller section in Big Picture settings in your Steam application.

Although PC gamers used the DualShock 4 controller, its being supported officially is really good. There will future updates, patches, and support enhancement. The official patch notes detail the controller support:

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.