Speaking at the Steam Dev Days event in Washington, Valve Software Software Engineer Jeff Bellinghausen has stated that the company plan to update Steam’s backend, expanding Steam Controller configurability options to the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 pad.
This means players will be able to fully utilise previously unavailable functions such as the PS4’s touchpad and gyro features, as well as complete control over button mapping for each game.
“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” said co-presenter Lars Doucet.
Full support for other controller types is also planned for the future.