Steam now officially supports the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

If you game on Nintendo Switch as well as your PC, you'll be pleased to hear that Steam now officially supports the Nintendo Pro Controller as an input (via PC Gamer). It requires the beta Steam client for now, but there are no more tedious workarounds required.

Greetings from the Steam Controller team. We're pleased to announce that the latest Steam Client Beta adds support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. We think it is a great device with a feature set that pairs nicely with your Steam catalog. The d-pad is ideal for fighting games and platformers and the gyro enhances aim in your action/FPS titles. If you'd like to test it out you will need to opt into the Steam Client Beta then follow the steps below. We hope you enjoy and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

The Switch Pro Controller is treated every bit as well as an Xbox One or PS4 controller, allowing you to use either the standard Nintendo configuration or create your own, even on a game-by-game basis.

There's a helpful post on the Steam Community walking you through the setup process. If this sounds like a controller you could get behind, you can currently pick one up for $59.

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