Steam Is Adding New Xbox Controller Features For PC Players

The latest update for the Steam Client Beta on PC is centred primarily around the Xbox Wireless Controller, bringing a selection of new features to players on the platform, particularly for certain games.

As of yesterday, the client now supports more than four controllers at once, trigger rumble in games using the Windows.Gaming.Input API, the ability to bind the new Xbox Series X 'Share' button and more.

Here's the full list of Xbox improvements that have been rolled out to the Beta client:

Steam Input

  • 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

These new features are still just limited to those who have opted into the Steam Client Beta for now, with the likelihood that they'll be extended to the standard version of Steam in the relatively near future.

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