It will soon be easier than ever to play your favorite PC games with a PlayStation 4 controller. Valve has confirmed it is adding native support for the DualShock 4 to Steam, and even allowing it to be used with the official Steam API.
Valve offers its own game controller, so you might think it would be against supporting third-party alternatives. But fortunately for PC gamers, many of whom find the Steam Controller to be difficult to get used to, that’s never been the case.
During the Steam Dev Days event that’s being held this week, Valve announced that full support for the DualShock 4 is coming soon. The move will make it easier than ever to use Sony’s controller with Steam games on your PC.
“Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 Controller through the Steam API, it’s exactly the same as a Steam Controller,” said Valve’s Jeff Bellinghausen. “You make the exact same API calls, you only get actions, not inputs, and the Steam API takes care of everything.”
Some games purchased through Steam — such as Call of Duty: Black Ops III — already offer great support for the DualShock 4. However, once the Steam API supports it, the list of compatible games will grow, and compatibility will be improved.
Steam also promised support for other controllers, according to SlashGear, but only the DualShock 4 was specifically mentioned during the event.