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According to Gamasutra, Steam will offer native support for PlayStation 4 controller, thanks to the Steam Controller API for other game controllers.
Sony’s PS4 Controller will become the first non-PC controller to work with Steam mainly due to its similarities, said Jeff Bellinghausen (Valve) in a conversation given with Lars Doucet from Level Up Labs at Steam Dev Days yesterday.
“Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 Controller through the Steam API, it’s exactly the same as a Steam Controller. You make the exact same API calls, you only get actions, not inputs, and the Steam API takes care of everything,” says Bellinghausen.
For PC users who depend on third-party software to use their console controllers with PC games, this is great news. Other game controllers will also work in the near future.
Among the reasons the PS4 controller gets support for Steam:
- High Quality
- Standard controls
- Gyro & Touchpad
- Existing native support was weak
[Source]: Gamasutra: Steam Dev Days: Steam Controller.