Xbox controllers just got a lot more support on Steam.
Valve has added extra customisation options for Xbox and PlayStation gamepads.
for an update to its Steam client beta, Valve said that it had added “extended” support for Xbox gamepads. These include the ability to change the bindings of the Xbox Elite controller paddles, as well as tweak what the share button does for the Xbox Series X gamepad.
Users can now also use more than four Xbox controllers.
The Xbox Elite controller, before a successor – the imaginatively-named Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – .
It’s not just Microsoft players who are getting the love from Steam; Valve has allowed players to personalise the PS5 DualSense controller’s LED functions as part of the same update, meaning that they can disable it if they want, but also enable it if multiple controllers are connected.
Support has also been added for Wooting Two keyboards, while non-gamepad inputs – like HOTAS and G15 – can now be used in-game when people enable Generic Gamepad Configuration Support is turned on in controller settings.
The number of people using controllers to play games on Steam, according to Valve. Historically, Xbox gamepads were used on PC, but PlayStation is gaining ground there. Apparently, 21.6% of players using gamepads are using Sony controllers.
Following the launch of the PlayStation 5 in November 2020,.