That was quick. After adding simple support to the PS5 DualSense controller on the latest Steam beta client, now Valve has announced that its Steam Input API has supported all the features of the next-gen controller.
This includes LED, trackpad, rumble and gyro features. Games that make use of it like Death Stranding and Horizon: Zero Dawn will be able to make use of all the controller’s features.
Like before, you’ll need to be in the latest public beta Steam desktop client to make use of it right now, but it should be available on the main client soon.
On the same post, Valve revealed that more and more PC players have opted to play on controllers over the years.
“In controller friendly games, the percentage of players for that game that use a controller can easily be 60% or higher,” the post reads. “Some games, such as skateboarding games, have well over 90% of their players using controllers in game.”
The PlayStation controller in particular has grown popular as well, from 10.9% of all controller used throughout Steam two years ago to 21.6% today.
While the Xbox controller offers plug-and-play on PC on all different storefronts (especially the Microsoft Store), there’s enough people in the world out there that prefers a PlayStation controller. And to Valve, that’s okay, which is why we see the PS5 controller getting support pretty quick.