Steam adds beta support for Dualshock 4 controller

Valve has added beta support for the PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller on Steam, allowing PC gamers try and make their own custom controller bindings as well as utilize the controller’s touchpad and gyro.


DualShock 4 support has been added to Steam today in a beta update, giving the DualShock 4 the same functionality as Valve’s own Steam controller has, making the same Steam API to work with os DS4 controller support in games.

Valve’s aim to add controller support to Steam games for controllers other than Xbox’s gamepad and Valve’s Steam controller, with Valve working on DS4 controller support on their own as due to the lack of native support in most modern PC titles.


Below is Valve’s beta update patch log:


  • Added Steam Configurator support for PS4 Dual Shock Controller. Note that this is a beta release. Enable in Big Picture settings Add/Test Controller settings. When enabled, PS4 controllers will have access to the same sort of customization/configuration support as Steam Controllers, including native API support.
  • PS4 Controllers using this system can map the trackpad, gyro, buttons, etc. to keyboard, mouse, or x-input outputs and can make use of action sets, touch menus, radial menus, and so forth.
  • Added New Mode – Joystick Mouse. This is a joystick based mouse control useful for stick based controllers.
  • Added default PS4 templates.
  • Added software calibration for non-Steam controller based IMUs to counter for gyro drift.
  • Configuration Browser can now be toggled to show all available controller types rather than the default of the in-use controller type.
  • Configurations can now be marked as “Unique” to a specific controller. This configuration will only be applied to that controller for that user’s account. By default, all controllers of a specific type will share a configuration unless marked as Unique.
  • Big Picture now supports PS4 controller glyphs when using Steam Configurator support.