TECH NEWS – Controls can be used in pairs or as individual units.
Valve announced last Thursday (4) that the latest Beta version of Steam had increased the platform’s native support for different types of controls. The update made it possible to use the Switch Joy-Cons as one of the options automatically detected by the software.
According to the company, Nintendo’s hybrid platform controls can be used in pairs, emulating all the buttons on a traditional gamepad and in the form of individual units. In the official patch notes, the company also stated that it had improved official support for classic controllers associated with the Nintendo Switch Online system.
The news is quite favourable for Nintendo fans, who had to wait a long time to be able to use Joy-Cons on Steam without the need to use dedicated software. To compare the time it took Valve to add support for them, remember that the platform has been able to work with Switch Pro Controller standards since 2018, officially.
Steam continues to bet on improvements.
As explained by Valve, support for Joy-Cons is still in the Beta phase, which means that users may notice some performance issues. The company intends to ensure that the controls are working for most of its users before the update is released into the main branch of its software.
In late July, Steam officially started supporting the special controllers that Nintendo sells as part of its Nintendo Switch Online system. With formats that emulate the gamepads of the NES, SNES, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive, the accessories are very successful abroad. Currently, their sales are restricted to the company’s official website.