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Valve has announced that the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is now supported on Steam, letting you take you game sessions up a notch with the portable home console’s premium controller.

This is currently only available in the Steam Client Beta while they wait for feedback on any issues to resolve, and you can read the step-by-step instructions on how to get it up and running.

“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 Steam Controller team explain.

“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.”

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.