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Steam Adds Native Support for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller – No Need For 3rd Party Software Anymore
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Steam Adds Native Support for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller – No Need For 3rd Party Software Anymore

by Aiman MaulanaMay 4, 2018
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It looks like Steam will be adding native support for the Nintendo Switch Pro controller. Now you have more choices for gamepads for PC gaming.

Steam Adds Native Support for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Steam Native Support

While it’s primarily an accessory for Switch owners that want some added control, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller has proven itself as a worthy add-on for Switch owners to grab. Now however, those with a PC can also make use of the controller if they would like.

Over on the Steam Community forums, Valve has revealed that the latest Steam client beta update now features support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, allowing users to connect their Pro Controller to their PC to use with various games.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Steam Native Support

Before this, it was actually possible to play PC games with the Switch Pro Controller through third-party software, though now with its integration straight into the Steam client itself, it should prove far easier to use for PC players, much like it already does with other controllers like the Xbox One controller, the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4, and more.

To enable using the Switch Pro Controller on PC, users must opt into the Steam client beta and then enable support for the controller in the Controller Support section of Steam’s settings.

From here after enabling the controller, users can set up control configurations for the Switch Pro Controller on a per-game basis, or to use the controller’s regular layout across all games.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Steam Native Support

For more details on how to set up the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use with your PC, you can check out Valve’s full post on setting up the controller by clicking right here.

If you’re looking for a great controller / gamepad for PC gaming that is also easy to use, do consider the Razer Raiju. It’s a PlayStation 4 controller but it works wonders on PC. Click here to check out our full review of the controller.

Pokdepinion: Well, if you already own the controller this is great news as it instantly makes it a versatile peripheral. If you haven’t and you do like the feel of it, this is something you can consider even if you don’t own the console.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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