Steam Now Supports the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Including Full Gyro

Steam Now Supports the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Including Full Gyro

The best Nintendo controller now works on Steam.

If you're a fan of PC gaming and the Nintendo Switch Pro controller well I have good news for you. The latest Steam Client Beta has added full support for the Nintendo Pro controller.

If you're opted into the Steam Client beta, a new option for global support for the Switch Pro controller is now available in the controller settings page. There's even an option for "Nintendo Button Layout" which will swap the X/Y and A/B support for that classic Nintendo style.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Most interesting is how the Steam Beta also supports full gyro the controller comes with. Not really sure what you'll need it for, but it's a good to have the full use of the Pro controller even if you don't end up using the gyro.

Steam now supports all the controllers from the three major hardware makers, so if you have a PS4 controller, Xbox One controller, Switch Pro controller, or the classic Xbox 360 controller lying around, you're basically spoiled for choices.

If you're curious about the Switch Pro controller, our Switch review says that the standard Joy-Cons are fine on their own. Unfortunately Steam doesn't support the Joy-Cons just quite yet.

For more about Steam, be sure to check out our Best Steam Games list to try out your new, compatible Switch Pro controller on.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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