Steam has put together a new update that should prove popular with gamers looking for a new controller.
As a way to upgrade what’s already been made available, PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers now come with better integration with the Steam platform.
A message from Steam confirms that several issues have now been fixed with the Xbox Series X controller, telling gamers:
“This update has been re-released with a Steam Xbox controller driver crash fix. If you have installed it and Steam has updated, you should go to the Controller Settings, click the button to update the driver, and restart your computer to get the fix.”
And gamers will notice some great new features that can be used within fully supported games.
The Xbox Series X/S controller’s share button should now bind with Steam, while multiple controllers can be used simultaneously.
The Xbox Elite Controller has also seen further features added, including programmable rear paddles. The PS5 DualSense hasn’t seen as many upgrades on Steam but there still worth finding out about.
Here are the Steam Controller patch notes from Valve:
Added a setting for extended Xbox controller support. The option can be enabled in the General Controller Setting section of your Steam settings and requires a driver installation and restarting your computer.
Extended Xbox features include:
Support for more than 4 Xbox controllers
The ability to bind the Xbox Elite controller paddles in controller configurations
The ability to bind the Xbox Series X controller share button in controller configurations
Support for trigger rumble in games using Windows.Gaming.Input API
Added a drop-down in the personalization menu for the PS5 controller player slot LED allowing the player to disable it, enable it only when multiple controllers are connected, or to enable it at all times. This setting defaults to enable the LED only when multiple controllers are connected.
Added support for the Wooting Two keyboard
Non-gamepad input devices like the HOTAS and G15 are now available to games when Generic Gamepad Configuration Support is enabled in the Controller Settings.
And here are some of the new games that will benefit from these upgrades for both PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers on Steam.
THE MEDIUM COMING JANUARY 28
Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Explore the real world and the spirit world at the same time. Use your psychic abilities to solve puzzles spanning both worlds, uncover deeply disturbing secrets, and survive encounters with The Maw – a monster born from an unspeakable tragedy.
The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features patented dual-reality gameplay and an original soundtrack co-composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka.
Wield unique psychic abilities reserved for those with the gift. Travel between the realities or explore them both at the very same time. Use the Out of Body experience to investigate places where your real-world self can’t go. Create energy shields and deliver powerful spirit blasts to survive the spirit world and its otherworldly dangers.
CYBER SHADOW COMING JANUARY 26
The world has been taken over by the evil Dr. Progen and his merciless synthetic army. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow, the sole survivor of his clan, on one last mission to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Your robotic companion, L-Gion, is your only guide through the ruins of Mekacity.
How far will Shadow go to protect his clan and the one he loves? Is there more to their bond than meets the eye? Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan’s ancient powers. Hurry before you run out of time! The road to redemption awaits in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game.