Hello! The PS5 console now plays on Steam with literally hundreds of games. OK thanks.
Seriously, though, Valve has it Advertise In the Steamworks development kit, the PS5 DualSense console now works with the Steam Input API. This means that the PS5 console, control panel, rumble, and gyroscope are fully available for players to configure in games with beta Steam. This is in contrast to the basic temporary functionality added to the Steam beta client last week And a some days Before platform-level support will be shipped After Further Testing. This is
Steam Input API is a developer-side tool that allows players to plug, play, and remap almost any console with a supported Steam game. It’s what allows you to get that smooth thing as you plug in a controller and in-game prompts display the correct buttons and icons no matter what device you’re using.
In the developer update note, Valve notes that “millions” of players use a console every day on Steam. “In console-friendly games, the percentage of players in that game who easily use a console could be 60% or higher,” they say, and they continue that “some games, like skateboarding games, have more than 90% of their players using controllers. in the game.”
We’ll see if Valve will start working on full touch support for the PS5 console on Steam anytime soon, as it should presumably require a major update to how the Steam Input API works. If you are considering buying a PS5, we have a review of the console from PC Gamer’s perspective Directly on the site.